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Gov Bullock Warns Of Montana Budget Problems If Tobacco Tax Initiative Fails

September 20, 2018View for printing

Governor Steve Bullock told county government leaders Wednesday that a ballot initiative to increase Montana's tobacco tax is the right thing to do for basic health-related reasons.

On Wednesday, Bullock warned a Montana Association of Counties meeting in Missoula of dire consequences if voters don't approve Initiative-185.

"If I-185 fails to pass the ballot initiative we're going to be in for a tough (2019 legislative) session," Bullock said. "If you thought cuts from last special session were difficult I think you should brace, unfortunately, for even more."

By Edward O'Brien

http://www.mtpr.org/post/gov-bullock ... ative-fails
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