Category

State News

The Montana Water Summit 2020

By | State News

Mark your calendar for the second biennial Montana Water Summit, March 3-4 in Helena! The goal of the Montana Water Summit is to provide information, spur discussion and explore solutions in a statewide forum to help Montanans address critical tensions at the nexus of land and water planning, management and policy.

Read More

DNRC Energy Summit

By | State News

Montana DNRC’s Energy Summit will take place February 13, 2020 at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. The summit was designed for farmers and ranchers to help them understand their property rights and land reclamation options when negotiating surface agreements with oil/gas, wind, solar, or utility companies.

Read More

How the 2020 Census Impacts Montana

By | State News

For every Montana resident counted, the Census estimates the state will receive nearly $2,000 per person each year in federal funding. The $20,000 per person coming into the state over the next decade is used across Montana counties for medical assistance, educational programs, need-based support, infrastructure, highway planning and over 300 other programs. Spending just a few minutes to complete your Census form will help ensure Montana gets its fair share of federal funding. Filling out the form is quick, easy, safe and important.

Read More

Entitlement Share Growth for FY 2021

By | State News

The Montana Department of Revenue has calculated the entitlement share growth factor for Fiscal Year 2021. For cities, counties, and consolidated governments, the growth factor for the entitlement share will be the maximum factor allowed by law.

Read More

DOJ Advanced Authentication Requirement

By | State News

In 2013, the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy put Advanced Authentication (AA) requirements in place. To date, many agencies and organizations haven’t implemented this security requirement. AA requires the use of two of the following three factors of authentication: something you know (e.g. password), something you have (e.g. physical, like a hard token), something you are (e.g. biometric).

Read More

Notification Dates for the Creation/Change in a Taxing Jurisdiction, Special District, or TIF District

By | State News

Local governments must submit formal notification to the department of the creation or change to a taxing jurisdiction or special district by January 1 of the year in which the taxes or fees are to be assessed per 15-10-321, MCA and 7-11-1014, MCA. The department recognizes signed resolutions as formal notification. Supporting documentation includes, at a minimum, a map and parcel information.

Read More