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Lawmaker Wants to Require Contractors to Hire More Montanans

A Billings lawmaker is looking to require that contractors hire more Montana residents for public works projects.

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Business Economic Seminar Wraps Up Friday – Looks at Economic Growth, Real Estate

On Friday, Missoula wrapped up its version of an economic seminar.

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Daines Urges Obama to Approve Keystone XL – Discourages Delayed Construction

Today Montana Senator Steve Daines condemned "the partisanship and political games," including President Barack Obama’s recent veto threat, that "have delayed the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for more than six years."

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Study Shows Strong Year for Montana Tourism

 

This year was another strong year for tourism in Montana.

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Representative Steve Daines Says Environmental Protection Agency’s Ozone Regulation Will Have Crushing Impact on State Economy

In response to the Obama Administration's newly announced ozone regulation, Representative Steve Daines issued a statement in response.

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Study: Montana Infrastructure Receives a “Mediocre C-Minus”

The American Society of Civil Engineers released a graded report on Montana’s infrastructure recently, and the results are "mediocre."

" had an overall GPA of a 'C-minus,'" said Missoula-based engineer Melisss

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Montana Minimum Wage Rises, Soon to be One of the Top 10 Highest in U.S.

Montana's minimum wage is scheduled to jump and will soon be one of the top ten minimum wage paying states in the country.

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Montana Unemployment Rate Rises, State Ecomomist Says “It’s a Good Sign”

Montana’s unemployment rate rose last month, jumping from 4.5 to 4.6 percent, and Montana Department of Labor and Industry Economist Barbara Wagner says this jump in the unemployment rate is actually a good thing.

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Montana Dept. of Revenue Settles Tax Dispute With Verizon, Sends $10. 5 Million back

The Montana Department of Revenue and cell phone service provider Verizon have reached a settlement over 32.8 Million dollars of contested taxes.

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National Gas Prices at a Six Year High, Montana Better Off

Independence Day is on the way, and, for some, so are some really high gas prices. However, gasbuddy.com petroleum analyst Patrick DeHaan says prices may begin falling again soon.

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