Montana’s 62nd Legislature is now twelve weeks into the session, and the proposed state budget has passed from the House, Senate Finance and Claims, and is scheduled to be heard on the Senate floor as early as next week. This preliminary budget includes unnecessary and harmful cuts that jeopardize the quality of schools, place our seniors’ health care at risk, and cause long-term harm to our vital public services. Unfortunately, the proposed cuts also stand to endanger the future of Montana’s greatest asset- our children. Over $130 million of the cuts directly impact Montana’s children.
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