Schweitzer: Montana budget situation is good


Schweitzer: Montana budget situation is good

Tim Leeds — [email protected]

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said that while the state may still need to tighten its belt, the budget situation for the next two years is promising.

"Montana is in a pretty good situation," he said. "You know, there are 48 states that are running deficits. … Montana is in a different situation altogether."

While revenues are declining, Schweitzer said, Montana still is in a good position to fund its budget. With a budget of about $1.8 billion, Montana has more than $371 million in the bank.

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