The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Michael Siebert
UM Community News Service 

Budget dominates 2017 Legislative Session

 

March 22, 2017

Freddy Monares/UM Community News Service.

House Minority Leader Jenny Eck, D-Helena calls cuts to the state budget "unacceptable."

The Montana Legislature is responsible for accomplishing a great deal during the 90 days it meets every two years.

But lawmakers are actually only constitutionally required to do one thing - create and pass a state budget.

Last week, the House of Representatives got one step closer to that goal. Fifty-six days into the session, legislators passed House Bill 2, the bill that lays out funding for every major state agency. Lawmakers allocated $10 billion in general fund money to be spent over two years. HB 2 will now move onto the Senate, which will make further amendments to the bill.

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