April 30, 2011
The Legislature's proposed budget eliminates thousands of jobs across the state, according to a new report released today by the Montana Budget and Policy Center (MBPC). The proposed budget strips funding for essential public services and jeopardizes Montana’s economic recovery. Both private-sector and public-sector jobs will be lost.
According to the report, the proposed budget would eliminate the equivalent of 85 full-time public jobs. "Public servants do work that matters in communities across the state," said Eric Feaver, President of MEA-MFT, the state's largest public employees' union. "The current budget not only cuts these important jobs, it also diminishes the health and safety of our communities."
Read the full press release here.
MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.