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Center Submits Comments on a Proposed Transmission Project for the Sandhills

Renewable energy has been a welcome boost to rural economies across the country. But as new renewable energy projects sprout up across the Midwest and Great Plains, it's essential they are able to connect to the grid, making it possible for communities across the country to transition away from dirty and costly energy sources.

Merry CRomnibus Christmas

On Dec 13, a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill passed the Senate (the bill passed out of the House of Representatives on Dec 11), securing funding of the federal government through September 2015. The spending bill was something more than a Continuing Resolution (CR) and something less than a standard omnibus spending bill, evoking by some the label of CRomnibus.

Lost Medicaid Dollars top $700 Million in Montana Alone

States that haven’t expanded their Medicaid program for low-income residents are leaving a lot of money on the table. Montana has forfeited about $2 million per day in federal funds since January 1, 2014 that could provide health insurance for around 69,000 low-income Montanans.

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