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Office of Consumer Protection Programs Save Montanans More than $5 Million in 2014

National Consumer Protection Week March 1 – 7 As National Consumer Protection Week begins, Attorney General Tim Fox announced Montana’s Office of Consumer Protection facilitated the return of more than five million dollars to the state’s citizens last year, and reminded them of specialized programs available to help consumers. “Issues like identity theft, deceptive advertising, and…

Fox to Testify before Congress on EPA Overreach

Tomorrow, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox will appear before the Interior Subcommittee of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He will provide testimony on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations and their impacts on the states. “I am grateful to Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) for inviting me…

Montana Highway Patrol Commissions 10 New Troopers

The Montana Highway Patrol commissioned 10 new troopers today at the 58th Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony. Attorney General Fox addressed the graduates at the event, which took place at the Colonial Inn in Helena. In his remarks, Attorney General Tim Fox emphasized the importance of character to those who choose a career in law enforcement, telling…

Missoula County in Compliance with 2014 Agreement on Sexual Assault Prosecutions

Attorney General Tim Fox and Missoula County Attorney Kirsten Pabst announced today that the Missoula County Attorney’s Office is in compliance with the provisions of last year’s June agreement regarding sexual assault prosecutions. Fox and Pabst have also met to discuss how the offices can continue to work together on this important issue. The agreement,…

Attorney General Approves Sale of Community Medical Center

Charitable asset proposal still under review Today, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox approved the sale of Community Medical Center in Missoula to a joint venture consisting of Billings Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners. The proposed transaction had been under review since September. The Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection is still reviewing the proposal for…

Montana Joins Bipartisan Effort to Protect Second Amendment Rights

25 states want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn circuit court decision upholding city gun restriction A bipartisan group of 25 state attorneys general has filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s ruling upholding a San Francisco ordinance that requires all citizens who possess handguns in their homes to…

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…

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 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…