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Volume 50  |  Summer 2021

All Arpa All The Time

We've been stockpiling ARPA information in one location on our website for months. You didn't know? Well now you do! Looking for funding information? We got it. How about reporting guidance? We got it. Maybe you need to address revenue loss and don't know where to start? We can help. See the links below and choose the option that best fits your current issue!

I Need Help Reporting!
(Click to for Helpful Resources)
  No Sea Lions? No Time.
(Click for the Basics)
 
  I Need All the Info & More, NOW
(Click to Expand Your Mind)
 
And Don't Forget
ARPA Direct Federal Funding: First Reports Due August 31st!

Changes to the Montana Wrongful Discharge Act

The Montana Legislature made significant changes to the Montana Wrongful Discharge Act (WDEA) during the 2021 Legislative Session. The changes made the law more employer friendly. Click the button below for all you need to know.

Get the Details Here

Watch Party!
MACo Townhalls & Land Use Updates

Nothing to do tonight? No good/bad TV shows to binge watch? Catch up on our previous Townhalls before our next one (Friday, August 27th at noon), or have a watch party and learn about all the changes to land use statutes from the 2021 Legislative Session (The two Queens of Land Use--Tara DePuy & Kelly Lynch--are presenting, need I say more? Go now!).
Townhalls for Me!
(Click to Watch Recordings)
  Land Use?! YES!!!
(Click To Watch Recordings)
Announcements

MACo's New Cybersecurity Initiative

MACo is pleased to announce a new cybersecurity services being offered to our membership. We're providing online cybersecurity training, assessments (NIST), and policy development. And the best part? It's free!

BARS Chart of Accounts Updates

Revisions have been made to all sections of the BARS Chart of Accounts to incorporate Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Pronouncements #84 – Fiduciary Activities and #87 - Leases. A complete copy of the BARS Chart of Accounts is linked below. For additional information on GASB Pronouncement #84 and #87, training is available on the LGSB website.

USDA Invests $1 Million for Montana Rural Economic Development: Custer County Benefits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing $1 million to support rural economic development in Montana through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. Through funding derived from this program, Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will use a $1 million loan to help Custer County construct a multi-use building in Miles City, which will support at least 15 full-time jobs over the next three years.

Mark Your Calendars for MACo's Upcoming Events

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MACo White Papers Available for Download

MACo creates whitepapers and fact sheets when a question requires in-depth analysis and explanation. Check out some of the new additions below:

MACo Resources

See below for updates to existing resources as well as some new ones.

MACo has an app? YEP!

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The Legislature Left Town Months Ago...

But Various Legislative Interim Committees Convene Monthly!

The Legislature Sine Die'd back in April, which means we are well into the Interim now! While things are moving at a less hectic--eye twitching--pace, it's no time to slack off! The Interim is when Committees study important subjects and create many bills that require monitoring and/or active participation from beginning to end. Oy vey . . . No worries though! The "Policy" section on our website is a one-stop shop for all things legislative to help keep you in the loop and engaged.

No Time to Waste! Go Now!

(Admittedly, that might be a little over-dramatic...by all means, take your time clicking the button...)

County Job Openings

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