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Attorney General’s Legislative Priorities Receive Bipartisan Support

When the 64th Session of the Montana Legislature convenes next week, the agenda will include several measures brought forward by Attorney General Tim Fox. The attorney general’s priorities, which have been introduced with bipartisan support, focus on protecting children, enhancing public safety, and strengthening consumer protection laws. “These are commonsense measures that address genuine needs…

Attorney General’s Office Comments on Latest in Montana-Wyoming Water Case

Today, the Special Master appointed by the United States Supreme Court agreed that Wyoming violated the Yellowstone River Compact to deprive Montana of the full enjoyment of its water rights in the Tongue River. The decision found Wyoming liable for depriving Montana of water in 2004 and 2006, years in which severe drought conditions significantly…

Attorney General Fox Announces National $90 Million Cramming Settlement with T-Mobile

Attorney General Tim Fox announced today that his Office of Consumer Protection, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, reached settlements with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that include at least $90 million in payments, and that resolve allegations that…

Montana Law Enforcement Academy Graduates 57 New Officers

At a ceremony this morning in Helena, the Montana Law Enforcement Academy graduated 57 new officers who will serve 26 different agencies across the state. The Montana Law Enforcement Academy is operated by the Montana Department of Justice, providing basic and advanced training for state, county, city and tribal law enforcement officers throughout the state.…

Montana, Crow Nation Question EPA’s Proposed Carbon Regulations

Economic impact, no consultation with tribe, EPA’s lack of legal authority cited In joint comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Montana Attorney General Tim Fox and the Crow Nation raise serious concerns about the proposed carbon regulations and their impact on Montana jobs. The EPA is proposing new regulations under Section 111(d)…

Montana DOJ Partners with State Groups to Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice is working with several partners to continue to raise awareness of human trafficking in the state, starting with an event this Sunday in Missoula. The First Annual Run for Freedom, organized by the Montana Anti-Human Trafficking Project, is being held to raise funding to support the Montana Anti-Trafficking…

Montana Joins 16 States to Challenge President’s Unilateral Executive Action on Immigration

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox issued the following statement after Montana joined 16 other states in legal action challenging President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration: “Under the United States Constitution, the president’s role is limited to faithfully executing the laws passed by Congress. He can neither bypass the peoples’ elected representatives when they don’t…

State Warns Montanans of Holiday and Lottery Scams

HELENA – The Montana Department of Justice and the Montana Lottery are working together to raise awareness of holiday and lottery scams. “For most of us, the holidays are a time to enjoy the fellowship that comes with the season,” said Attorney General Tim Fox. “Unfortunately, it’s also a time when criminals are the most…