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FFY 2018 Federal Forest Reserve Payments Released

By County News

In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Act, P.L. 115-141 reauthorized March 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service processed payments to states the week of April 12th.  Montana’s total payment is $14,176,880.59; however, with the 6.2% sequestration reduction, the total payment amounts to $13,297,913.99.

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 15

By Legislative Updates

Week 14 of the 66th Legislative Session has officially come to a close, with HB 773 (Modifying entitlement share payments) being defeated on the Senate Floor, 12-38, and then indefinitely postponed, 46-4 (be sure to contact your Senators and thank them for voting NO on HB 773).

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 14

By Legislative Updates

Week 13 of the 66th Legislative Session has officially come to a close, with the House and Senate working a little later than usual Friday evening to try and get the last few amended general bills transmitted to the other House before Monday, April 8th (those that don’t will be considered to have missed their transmittal deadline and died in the process).

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NACo 2019 Legislative Conference Telecommunications & Technology Committee Report

By NACo

On March 2, the Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee convened for official business during the Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, members were joined by several Capitol Hill staffers who provided updates on legislative activities to improve and advance rural broadband as well as legislation to rescind the Federal Communication Commissions’ (FCC) controversial 5G order. Afterwards, the committee considered three proposed interim policy resolutions.

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MACo Legislative Update, Issue 13

By Legislative Updates

Week twelve of the 66th Legislative Session has almost come to a close, with the House of Representatives working until late Friday evening to try and get the last few revenue and appropriation bills, as well as bills proposing referenda, transmitted to the Senate before Monday, April 1st. They will reconvene at 9 a.m. on Saturday to continue the effort. The bills that don’t make it to the alternate House before Monday will be considered to have died in the process.

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