As of Feb. 18, 2011, the Montana Legislature has made cumulative decisions that would bring the next state budget $224 million below the governor's proposed budget. This includes over $130 million in cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services alone. The appropriations subcommittees have completed their work. It is now up to the House Appropriations Committee to decide how much of our public investments in education, health care, and infrastructure to restore.
The following links provide an overview of the cuts made so far and details by agency where available.
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