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Stop pointing fingers and face the facts about our state budget - Montana Governor Steve Bullock

August 17, 2017View for printing

As governor of Montana, it's my job to responsibly manage the state through everything from a difficult fire season and the challenges posed by increasing drought conditions to making sure we take advantage of the opportunities presented by our growing outdoor recreation economy. This includes making tough decisions during lean budget times.

Right now there is an unusual state of affairs in Montana. On one hand, we have one of the strongest economies in the nation, with some of the fastest-growing household incomes, historic low unemployment, and one of the top rates for new business startups in the country. However, the revenues that fund our government do not reflect our economic growth. Why is this the case? How can these two things happen simultaneously?

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