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Governor, GOP leaders off to friendly start


MATT GOURAS, Associated Press

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer asked the new Republican legislative leaders to fully consider his proposals and promised to do the same with theirs.

Schweitzer has at times had a confrontational relationship with past legislative leaders, but both sides were notably friendly during Tuesday's meeting in the governor's office. They discussed some issues expected to be sticking points.

House Speaker-elect Mike Milburn of Cascade says the Republicans are leery of using one-time sources of money to balance the budget.

The governor's budget proposal cleans out...

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