HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana legislative panel has adopted a revenue estimate predicting modest growth in tax collections through 2021 that lawmakers will use to write the next two-year budget. The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee voted Monday to accept a slightly changed version of the revenue forecast created by the Legislative Fiscal Division.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge to a water-rights compact between the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, the state of Montana and the U.S. government. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said in a ruling Friday the lawsuit challenging the Blackfeet tribe's business council's authority to negotiate and ratify the compact is a matter of tribal law that must be taken up in tribal court.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Authorities have identified the person who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Missoula over the weekend. Missoula County Undersheriff Rich Maricelli said Monday that 49-year-old Jenessa Cooper died after officers responded to reports of a disturbance in a home on Sunday.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - University of Montana Dean of Students Rhondie Voorhees has filed an employment grievance against the institution after being asked to depart the university in August. The Missoulian reports Voorhees, in an email to the university late last week about a Missoulian records request, made reference to her "grievance complaint and upcoming hearing." University officials declined to answer Missoulian questions about the grievance or procedure.
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