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Commission appoints county attorney in secret vote

Commissioners refuse to release name of the appointee; actions violate state law


Last updated 12/10/2021 at 12:17pm

The Hill County Commission has announced that it will be swearing in a new county attorney Monday morning, an appointee that they are refusing to release the name of, and appointed in a secret vote that was not publicized, which is in violation of Montana state law.

Hill County Commission Chair Diane McLean said they do not release the names of people they hire until the process is complete, which would, in this case, be when they’re sworn in.

“We don’t advertise ‘Oh by the way, we have that person starting for that position and this person for this position,’” McLean said....

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