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Montana Democrats trying to marshal support for special session

September 29, 2017View for printing

Montana Democrats are trying to marshal public support for a special session to address the state budget shortfall while Republicans argue that state government needs to live within its means.

The governor's budget director is recommending cutting $229 million in general fund spending to deal with lower revenues and a costly fire season.

Gov. Steve Bullock has said that without generating new revenue, the cuts are going to hurt vulnerable residents by eliminating services.

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