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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 2, 2024 in County News, Local Government Services, News

FY25 Inflation Factor for Mill Levy Calculation

The inflation factor for FY 2025 appears to be 2.80%, pending official verification of the number by the Montana Department of Revenue, which will come out in early April.
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January 31, 2024 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Yellowstone County/City of Billings is Seeking to Hire a Planning Division Manager

The City of Billings/ Yellowstone County is seeking to hire a Planning Division Manager. This position is responsible for to direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the City/County Planning Division programs…
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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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January 16, 2024 in County News, Grants, News

The MGIA Grant Program is Now Accepting Applications

The Montana State Library's Geospatial Information Act Grant Program is Accepting Applications until 5:00 p.m. February 29, 2024.
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November 21, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Sanders County is Seeking to Hire a 911 Dispatcher

Sanders County is seeking to hire a 911 Dispatcher. The 911 Telecommunicator/Dispatcher is responsible for efficient 911 dispatcher operations for the Sheriff, law enforcement office, and county emergency services. Operates…
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November 21, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Sanders County is Seeking to Hire a Deputy Sheriff

Sanders County is seeking to hire a Deputy Sheriff. The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for performing law enforcement and crime prevention work, including patrolling assigned areas, preserving the peace, serving…
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November 16, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Sanders County is Seeking to Hire a Land Services Director

Sanders County is seeking to hire a Land Services Director. This position is responsible for the Department of Land Services operations, including the establishing of department priorities and completing work…
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November 16, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Sanders County is Seeking to Hire a Public Health Director

Sanders County is seeking to hire a Public Health Director.
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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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October 3, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Fallon County is Seeking to Hire a DES & 911 Coordinator

Fallon County is seeking to hire a DES & 911 Coordinator. This position is responsible for disaster planning and mitigation for Fallon County.
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October 3, 2023 in County News, Employment Opportunities

Lewis & Clark County is Seeking a Legal Secretary

Lewis & Clark County is seeking to hire a Legal Secretary II. This position is responsible for providing legal secretarial and clerical support services to attorneys and other legal staff…
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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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