Trump's FEMA Director Rejects Aid to Montana
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1306) 2 months ago
You know how President Trump has nominated people who oppose the missions of the U.S. government agencies they have been nominated to head -– in other words, a fox to guard every U.S. government hen house. A striking example is Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Well, President Trump also nominated Brock Long to head FEMA – the Federal Emergency Management Agency. I’m thinking that Mr. Long must also be another good fox who doesn’t approve the mission of the agency he heads. Otherwise, Mr. Long would have approved FEMA aid for the burned out farmers and ranchers in Montana.

Governor Bullock is appealing the decision and Senator Tester has sent Mr. Long a letter demanding to know why the request was denied.

Read more at:

https://www.usnews.com/ne...ting-costs

http://helenair.com/news/...405df.html

http://www.foxnews.com/po...-fema.html

https://www.washingtonpos...df5566c7b8
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1306) 2 months ago
And, in the meantime crews from 34 states are assisting in fighting the fires in Montana.

http://www.cbsnews.com/ne...ana-fires/
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1306) 2 months ago
Owners of property damaged by wildfire may qualify for tax relief

Helena - The Montana Department of Revenue reminds Montana property owners whose homes or other property are damaged or destroyed during wildfire or other natural disaster that they can apply for property tax assistance.

"Wildfires can be devastating and we are sorry for Montanans who may lose homes and other property to the wildfires or other natural disasters,” said Shauna Helfert, Property Assessment Division Administrator, Montana Department of Revenue. “This tax assistance can be significant and help provide some relief as property owners recover from damage or destruction.”

A property or land owner whose home, outbuildings or forest land are partially or totally destroyed by the natural disaster, making the property unsuitable for its previous use, may be eligible. Businesses whose equipment is destroyed may also qualify.

The tax relief is prorated based on the number of days the property is unusable. The assistance is available for the current tax year.

To apply, property owners need to complete Form AB-25. Forest land owners should do Form AB-26.

Application forms are available at all Department of Revenue local offices and on the department's website at revenue.mt.gov. You can find the department’s local office contacts, phone numbers and addresses for your area at http://revenue.mt.gov/property-assessment.

For more information, property owners can contact their local Department of Revenue office or the call center at (406) 444-6900, or visit revenue.mt.gov.

Mary Ann Dunwell
Public Information Officer
Montana Department of Revenue
mdunwell@mt.gov
www.revenue.mt.gov
Twitter: @MTRevenue
(406) 444-6700, (406) 461-2648 cell
125 N. Roberts, PO Box 5805, Helena, MT 59604-5805
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1323) 2 months ago
FEMA! Bah! Who needs it? We don't get no hurricanes in Montana!
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+1323) 2 months ago
That was irony, by the way.
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Posted by Bridgier (+7508) 2 months ago
I'm sure they're Canadian hurricanes anyways.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9575) 2 months ago
The proud folk of Garfield County don't need no stinkin' government aid. Look who they voted for.

Their churches and neighbors will provide for them just fine.
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Posted by nativemc (+226) 2 months ago
Gubmint Aid is just like insurance, you don't want it until you need it. T'aint worth the cost. And by the way, make sure I get mine but I'm not sure my neighbor there needs it. This is just the things you hear. I do believe that the people of Garfield County do need assistance and I have already donated.
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Posted by spacekace (+892) one month ago
The FEMA grant was to assist the STATE in paying for the cost to fight the fire.....none of this grant money would go to the farmers and ranchers to help rebuild, or feed cows.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1306) one month ago
Apparently, Governor Bullock and Senator Tester were able to persuade FEMA to change its mind. Montana will now get the disaster aid it needs.

Read more at:

http://www.nbcmontana.com.../594212507
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-118) one month ago
Spacecase is correct..FEMA will only pay the State of Montana. Should be interesting to see what BOZO BULLOCK and IDIOT TESTER take credit for. It will be great too see Tester loose his reelection, And Bullock loose his bid for the WHITE HOUSE.It would be nice if the Montana Libs Still had MAX BAUCUS. But OBAMA threw him under the buss with the ROLL OUT OF OBAMA CARE.
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