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March 26, 2024 in Association News, County News, Legislative Updates, News, State News

A Letter to the Citizens of Montana

The litigation surrounding SB 442 sought to protect the Legislature’s authority under the Montana Constitution, a right that was violated by the Executive Branch, which in turn required the Judicial…
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February 1, 2024 in Association News, News

MACo Welcomes Vera Pederson as Health Care Trust Communications Specialist

Vera Pederson joined the MACo Health Care Trust team on November 9th as the Communications Specialist.
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January 31, 2024 in Association News, News

MACo Welcomes Jake Dennehy as Claims Adjuster

Jake Dennehy joined the MACo PCT Claims Division on October 23rd as a Claims Adjuster.
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January 16, 2024 in Association News, County News, Legislative Updates, News, State News

Senate Bill 442 District Court Ruling

HELENA – This afternoon, the Lewis & Clark County District Court issued a ruling requiring Governor Greg Gianforte to take the appropriate steps to allow the Montana Legislature to vote…
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December 19, 2023 in Association News, News

2024 New Year’s Resolutions & Reminders

Reviewing certain county duties and requirements is good practice, and the first Commission meeting in January is the perfect time to adopt policies and set guidelines for the year. You…
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November 14, 2023 in Association News, News

MACo Welcomes Callie Johnson as HCT Account Executive

Account Executive Callie Johnson joined the MACo Health Care Trust team on September 25.
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November 9, 2023 in Association News, News

MACo Welcomes Eric Austad as Technical Support Specialist

Eric Austad joined the MACo Cybersecurity & Technology Division in July as the Technical Support Specialist.
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November 1, 2023 in Association News, County News, News

Closing County Offices/Courthouses on Non-legal Holidays

MACo is consistently asked whether or not County Courthouses and County offices may be closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or any other day not specified as a…
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October 26, 2023 in Association News, County News, State News

MACo Takes Legal Action in Supreme Court Regarding Mill Levies

HELENA, MT – In an effort to protect Montana property taxpayers while also ensuring schools across the state receive adequate funding, the Montana Association of Counties (MACo) is taking legal…
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October 4, 2023 in Association News, County News, State News

MACo Board Responds to Governor’s Missive

HELENA, MT – The Montana Association of Counties (MACo) Board of Directors sent a letter today to Governor Gianforte highlighting several matters of concern in response to his perspective on…
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September 13, 2023 in Association News, County News, State News

Montana Counties Seek Transparency in Property Tax Calculations

HELENA, MT – Montana’s counties are taking a proactive stance on property tax concerns by formally requesting clarity and accountability from the Montana Department of Revenue (DOR). In letters addressed…
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August 24, 2023 in Association News

MACo 2nd VP Candidate: Commissioner Gordon Oelkers, Roosevelt County

Roosevelt County Commissioner, Gordon Oelkers, announces candidacy for MACo 2nd VP.
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August 24, 2023 in Association News

MACo Fiscal Officer Candidate: Commissioner Jason Strouf, Custer County

Custer County Commissioner, Jason Strouf, announces candidacy for MACo Fiscal Officer.
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August 23, 2023 in Association News, County News, State News

MACo Fully Supports County’s Request for Opinion on Statewide Property Tax Levies

HELENA, MT – In response to growing concerns regarding property tax increases resulting from high residential reappraisals, Beaverhead County has officially reached out to Montana Attorney General, Austin Knudsen, seeking…
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July 5, 2023 in Association News, Land Use Training, Legislative Updates

2023 Changes to Exemptions from Subdivision Review

In this video Kelly Lynch from Montana League of Cities and Towns and Tara DePuy and Karen Alley from the Montana Association of Counties review changes to exemptions from subdivision…
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