Governor wiped out $300 million surplus
February 16, 2017
Montana is broke.
As subcommittee chairs of House Appropriations, we are the first stop for spending bills in the Montana Legislature. We are responsible for hearing testimony in our area of focus, then making decisions and moving bills to the full Appropriations Committee. In a low budget situation, like we are currently experiencing, we are responsible for making spending cuts and doing the difficult work of prioritizing needs in order to create a balanced budget.
We recognize that there is a need for us to do a better job of setting the stage for the people of Montana to explain how we...