Early Budget Plans Portend Substantial Service Cuts for Montana

Jan 08, 2011

"Early budget plans portend substantial service cuts for Montana," Billings Gazette, January 8, 2011.

"Montana's newly elected leaders hold a special trust. They are responsible not just for maintaining the schools, roads and health systems that help make Montana a great place to live and work, but also for positioning our state for long-term prosperity.However, if a little-discussed plan goes forward during the first weeks of the legislative session, Montana may see a significant drop in the quality of education, infrastructure, and other public services. The consequences of this plan would be serious for both the short and long-term prosperity of our state."


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