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Tim Fox

U.S. Supreme Court
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A United States Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday means Montana businesses may have to start collecting a sales tax when they sell their products online.

The order from the Supreme Court strikes down previous rules that said states could not collect sales tax from a business if that business did not have a physical presence in the state.

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Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

Missoula Sues To Expand Background Checks For Gun Purchases

Apr 11, 2018
The group "Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense" rallies in Missoula, MT for stronger gun laws, Dec. 14, 2015.
Josh Burnham

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The city of Missoula sued Montana's attorney general Wednesday in an attempt to move ahead with plans to expand background checks to include private gun sales in the city.

The lawsuit, filed in Missoula County District Court, asks a judge to overrule Attorney General Tim Fox's opinion that Missoula's background check ordinance is prohibited by state law.

Montana's Attorney General Tim Fox.
Courtesy Montana DOJ

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox has joined 29 other state attorneys general in imploring federal legislators to maintain state level consumer protections on student loans.

The attorneys general sent congressional leaders a letter asking them to reject the piece of the so-called PROSPER Act that would limit states’ jurisdiction in student loan matters.

Governor Steve Bullock and Attorney General Tim Fox will convene the first meeting Monday of the advisory group formed to address the impact of the closure of two coal-fired power plants in Colstrip.  This panel will help guide the disbursement of $10 million of economic impact funds provided by the owners of the Colstrip Generating Facility.


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