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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 8 items )  

AIDS Institute Urges State Medicaid Programs to Lift Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The AIDS Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Thirty-Seven States and DC Have Access Barriers * * * The AIDS Institute has sent letters ( to state Medicaid Directors in 37 states and the District of Columbia urging them to lift treatment restrictions that prev  more

American Football Coaches Association: Sacramento State Jumps Into Top 10 Thanks to Upset Of Montana
WACO, Texas, Oct. 21 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: In front of one of the largest crowds in Hornet Stadium history, Sacramento State completely dominated then-No. 6 Montana, 49-22, to jump from No. 17 to No. 8 in this week's AFCA FCS Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Montana was the third straight ranked opponent that Sacramento State has beaten in as many weeks. The Hornets are 3-0 in Big Sky Conference play for the first time in school history. North Dakota Stat  more

CLC Calls for Investigation of Trump Super PAC America First Action for Illegally Coordinating Spending Up to $6.6 Million With Three Federal Candidates
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Campaign Legal Center issued the following news release: Today, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and End Citizens United (ECU) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging that during the 2018 election, President Trump's "approved" super PAC, America First Action (AFA), made up to $6.6 million in illegally coordinated expenditures supporting Rep. Pete Sessions in Texas, and U.S. Senate candidates Josh Hawley in Missouri and Matt Rosendale in Monta  more

Edison International Wildfire Fund Awards NFF $500,000 for Forest Health
MISSOULA, Montana, Oct. 21 -- The National Forest Foundation issued the following news: The NFF will work with the Angeles, Sierra and San Bernardino National Forests to pursue wildfire mitigation and community resilience projects that restore forest health. The National Forest Foundation (NFF) is proud to announce the award of $500,000 from Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison (SCE). Through this funding, the NFF will work with the U.S. Forest Service and local p  more

National Music Publishers Association Gold & Platinum Gala Honors Nashville's Biggest Hit Songwriters
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct. 24 -- The National Music Publishers Association issued the following news release: Yesterday evening, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) hosted its annual Gold & Platinum Gala at City Winery Nashville. The NMPA Gold & Platinum Program honors the songwriters of RIAA-certified singles and over 65 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum honorees including Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Cam, Nicolle Galyon, Rhett Akins, and Liz Rose were awarded. Songwriters Phillip L  more

Navajo Foray Into Powder River Basin Coal Is Off to Troubled Start
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 25 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Regulatory roadblock in Montana - business case for NTEC acquisition of Cloud Peak mines continues to unravel * * * Regulatory opposition to the acquisition this week by Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) of three coal mines in the Powder River Basin deals the small company's expansion strategy an immediate setback, concludes a report published today by the   more

New State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Montana
MISSOULA, Montana, Oct. 21 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy in Montana is pleased to announce the arrival of Amy Croover as our new state director. Croover brings more than a decade of leadership in policy, government relations, and economic and resource strategy to the position. She is a visionary leader with strong ties to Montana's landscapes and people. Croover joins TNC from her previous position at Business Oregon, the state's economic developme  more

Trust for Public Land: Partnership Efforts Culminate in Landscape-Scale Conservation in Northwest Montana
MISSOULA, Montana, Oct. 22 -- The Trust for Public Land issued the following news release: The USDA Forest Service, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, The Trust for Public Land, and Stimson Lumber Company recently completed two projects that permanently protect the resources on more than 27,000 acres of land in Western Montana. The Beavertail to Bearmouth (B2B) project consists of 5,472 acres located east of Missoula near Beavertail State Park and within Lolo National Forest, while the Kootenai   more