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Montana Policy Review reports the results of the applied research programs sponsored by a variety of state and local government agencies and conducted by the Local Government Center. The Montana Policy Review is published by the Center twice yearly and circulated without charge to every unit of county and municipal government, all legislators and every public library in the state.
The strength of a rural community lies in its citizens. Building a network of local leaders has many benefits for Montana, including increased involvement in community affairs, ability to address concerns collectively, and a greater shared understanding of issues facing the state.
Energy development in the Williston Basin is dramatically transforming parts of northeastern Montana, and the impacts are felt across the region.
With recent population shifts and declines, diminishing funding from state and federal sources, and an aging populace, important transformations are occurring across the landscape of Montana.
Creating a Culture of Ethics and Integrity in Montana's Law Enforcement Community
This issue deals with policy, issues, concerns, and the history of public health in the state of Montana.
Deals with issues of tax reform, CI-75, resort taxes, implementation of CHIP, and trends in Montana local government.
Includes articles concerning patterns for change; local government review, fiscal impacts of alternative development patterns, welfare reform, and property tax trends in Montana.
Topics include reform issues facing Montana, tracking success, block grants, FAIM, welfare reform capacity of county government, Not-for-Profit's viewpoint, and time for action.
Fiscal impacts of different land uses; Ecosystem Management and Planning; Devolution; and Governing use of Natural Resources.
A comprehensive data base describing the demographic, fiscal and structural characteristics of each unit of local government in Montana. Profiles are published in January each year and distributed without charge to every legislator, all units of local government and all public libraries in the state. The data base also serves to track indicators of change in the fiscal health of local government and is an invaluable research aid to academic and governmental researches.