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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Alliance Defending Freedom: Montana High School Revokes Student Club's Official Status Because of Religious Beliefs
BOZEMAN, Montana, Dec. 16 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: * * * - ADF represents students in letter to Bozeman High School, explains school's violation of Constitution, federal law * * * Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter (http://www.adfmedia.org/files/WheelerLetter.pdf) last week to officials with Bozeman Public School District and Bozeman High School after they unlawfully revoked the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' status as a school-sponsored c  more

Collaborative Group Releases a Landscape Restoration Strategy for One-Third of the Lake Tahoe Basin
MISSOULA, Montana, Dec. 18 -- The National Forest Foundation issued the following news: The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership has released a strategy to restore forest and watershed health across 60,000 acres of federal, state, local, and private lands on the West Shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The new Landscape Restoration Strategy will also help protect West Shore communities from the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Decades of fire suppression have left forests with an accumulation o  more

Illinois State's James Robinson & Montana's Dante Olson Highlight the 2019 AFCA FCS Coaches' All-American Teams
WACO, Texas, Dec. 21 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Illinois State running back James Robinson and Montana linebacker Dante Olson headline the 2019 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches' All-America Team announced by the American Football Coaches Association. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen  more

MFU Applauds Daines and Tester for Taking Action on the CSKT Water Compact
GREAT FALLS, Montana, Dec. 16 -- The Montana Farmers Union issued the following news: Montana Farmers Union would like to thank Senator Steve Daines and Senator Jon Tester for introducing a bill to settle the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes Water Compact (CSKT). The CSKT Water Compact was passed by the Montana legislature in 2015 and has been awaiting congressional action. "Thanks to this legislation Montana water users are one step closer to bringing to fruition decades of negotiations on  more

National Wildlife Federation: Tester Bill Rights a Historic Wrong by Returning Ancestral Lands to Tribal Control, Updating Water Compact
MISSOULA, Montana, Dec. 20 -- The National Wildlife Federation issued the following news release: New legislation from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) affirms the water rights of the Fort Belknap Tribes and will also return ancestral lands to tribal control by restoring the Grinnell Notch to federal trust status for the Tribes. The bill, developed in collaboration with the Tribes, the state of Montana and other key stakeholders will bring certainty to both tribal and non-tribal water users th  more

Student Loan Giant Accused of Cheating Public Service Workers Moves to Block Montana Legal Services Program
HELENA, Montana, Dec. 21 -- The National Consumer Law Center issued the following news release: This week, student loan servicer Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), also known as FedLoan Servicing, urged the Montana Supreme Court to reject a brief submitted to the court by the Montana Legal Services Association, the National Consumer Law Center, and the Student Borrower Protection Center in order to preserve low-income borrowers' access to justice. The organizations sought   more