Montana Lawmakers Weigh Bills Dealing With Child Abuse and Campaign Finance, Gov. Bullock Vetoes Legislator Pay Raise
February 8, 2017
Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed the first bill of the Montana legislative session last week, reducing the proposed pay raise for legislators.
House Bill 1 would have increased the legislators' pay by 14 percent for the next legislative session. Bullock vetoed the bill with an amendment to increase pay only by 1.4 percent to coincide with the rate of inflation.
He said the state needs to "live within its means."
"At the same time that we're tightening the belt of the rest of government, the legislative branch sent me a bill to increase the spending of their branch of government by 14 percent," Bu...