Panel Cuts $71 Million from Education Spending

Jan 11, 2011

“Panel cuts $71 million from education spending,” Billings Gazette, January 11, 2011.

"A divided appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday cut proposed education agency budgets by 5 percent or nearly $72 million in general fund money....

Tara Veazey, executive director of the Montana Budget and Policy Committee, criticized the committee's action.

“Cuts of this magnitude really should be done by the light of the day,” she said."

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