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Montana Voices: Tax cuts for ultra-rich led to state's budget woes

October 11, 2017View for printing

We all know that Montana is in a very difficult budgetary situation. Over the past few weeks, I have heard the same message over and over again from worried Montanans: The proposed cuts would cripple -- if not eliminate -- essential services that families across our state rely upon to survive.

One thing is clear from this past legislative session: The Republican majority overestimated our state's revenue while refusing to pass measures to bring in new revenue. They rejected Governor Bullock's proposed budget, which would have put Montana in the black.

Now, our governor is being forced to consider devastating cuts to essential services. At the same time, Republican candidates are taking advantage of this desperate situation by making vague promises for additional "tax cuts."

By Rep. Shane Morigeau ... a-tax-cuts/
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