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Governor in Butte touts $12 million grant proposal for preschoolers

March 17, 2017View for printing

A bunch of 4-year-olds decked out in flashy St. Patrick's Day green can't all be wrong.

The Butte Head Start students were not shy in spoiling the plot line for Gov. Steve Bullock, who read aloud two St. Patrick's Day-themed picture books to them on Thursday. "From my perspective, it's atrocious that Montana is one of a small handful of states that hasn't made these investments," said Bullock after the reading session.

It was Bullock's way of reinforcing his $12-million preschool grant program proposal to the Montana Legislature while celebrating pre-St. Patrick's Day festivities with the age group most affected by the legislation.

Renata Birkenbuel Renata.Birkenbuel@mtstandard.com

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