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Reports chronicle state programs' money shortages

HELENA - Some state government programs are in danger of running short of money over the next 16 months unless additional funding is found or spending is curtailed, according to new reports released Monday.

The judicial branch may be up to $6.8 million short of covering District Court costs and the Montana Law Enforcement Academy could be $1.1 million in the red, the Legislative Fiscal Division staff warned.

In addition, the swollen prison population threatens to cause ''significant'' overspending by the Corrections Department, and schools will need almost $9 million more in state aid.

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