Montana State Legislature

Agency: Governor's Office

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The Governor’s Office oversees the activities of the executive branch of Montana state government, consistent with statutory and constitutional mandates.

The Office of the Governor exists under authority granted in Article VI of the Montana Constitution. The Governor has constitutional and statutory authority to administer the affairs of the State of Montana. The Governor appoints all military and civil officers of the state whose appointments are provided for by statute or the constitution, grants reprieves and pardons, and serves on various boards and commissions. The Governor approves or vetoes legislation, reports to the legislature on the condition of the state, and submits a biennial executive budget. The Governor also represents the state in relations with other governments and the public.

The Governor’s office is comprised of the following programs:

  • The Executive Office
  • The Executive Residence Operations
  • The Office of Budget and Program Planning
  • The Office of Indian Affairs
  • The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors

The Mental Health Ombudsman is housed within the Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors program.

There are no current audit reports at this time.

The agency materials will be posted here once available.

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