The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Eric Dietrich
Montana Free Press 

Task force submits recommendations


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Montana Governor Steve Bullock

HELENA - An advisory council appointed to help Gov. Steve Bullock decide how to spend $1.25 billion in coronavirus relief money from the federal government submitted its formal recommendations Friday, laying out a framework focused on providing additional support to pandemic-disrupted businesses and nonprofits.

"It's critical, certainly, that this funding reaches all corners of our state, considers really all the sectors of industry and the economy," Bullock said.

Task force chair Larry Simkins applauded the work of the 24-member committee, saying members had worked "days, nights and weeke...

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