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Missoulian editorial - Legislators should hear about effects of their refusal to raise taxes

November 20, 2017View for printing

A state budget disaster has been averted, but Montanans must now brace ourselves for the drastic cuts to come.

Make no mistake: These reductions are going to hurt. They shift the state's financial burden squarely onto some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Combined with other poor decisions made by some of Montana's legislators during the special session that adjourned shortly after 1 a.m. last Thursday, Montanans will be paying the price for legislators' refusal to consider new sources of revenue far into the future.

And when we do, Montanans ought to talk to these same legislators who are now bragging about shrinking state government and not raising taxes. ... 3d4183.html


Ravalli County legislators call special session a success

Senate Majority Leader Fred Thomas, House Majority Leader Ron Ehli and House Appropriations Chair Nancy Ballance — all Republicans from Ravalli County — said they were proud of their party’s efforts to shrink the government in Helena while protecting vital services for needy Montanans.

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