Wednesday - September 30, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday August 02, 2020 ( 4 items )  

AFSCME: Voters in Seven Key States Express Strong Support for $1 Trillion in State and Local Aid
WASHINGTON, July 29 -- The AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees - AFL-CIO) issued the following news release on July 28: Seven new surveys conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) of voters in Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Montana and North Carolina shows strong bipartisan support for $1 trillion in aid to states, cities, towns and school districts in the next coronavirus relief package. In each state, no fewer than seven in 10 voters support the federa  more

National Wildlife Federation Migration Corridor Protections and Montana Water Rights Bills Advance in U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: The National Wildlife Federation hails the advancement of two Senate bills which will ensure enhanced wildlife conservation, water security, and increased collaboration with tribal nations. The Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act (S-2891) and the Montana Water Rights Protection Act (S-3019) were approved by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "The Tribal Wildlife Corridors Act acknowledges the tremendous infl  more

National Wildlife Federation: Lewistown Resource Management Plan Threatens Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, and Sporting Traditions
MERRIFIELD, Virginia, July 31 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release on July 30: The Bureau of Land Management announced it had finalized the Lewistown Resource Management Plan (RMP) that will prioritize oil and gas speculation over all other uses and threaten wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, and sporting traditions in Montana. The Lewistown plan encompasses 651,200 surface acres and 1.2 million acres of subsurface acres. The new plan, which will govern how t  more

WildEarth Guardians: Conservation and Animal Groups Propose Safe and Accessible Missoula Recreation Areas
SANTA FE, New Mexico, July 29 -- WildEarth Guardians issued the following news release: Local and regional advocacy groups sent a list of recreation hot spots to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks that would benefit from being free of dangerous traps. The seven areas comprise some of the most popular places to visit in the Missoula wildland-urban interface. Indiscriminate and cruel traps are allowed in and around Missoula's most popular recreation spots even as the region's econ  more