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Tester says hard work needed to balance budget


Tester says hard work needed to balance budget

MATT GOURAS, Associated Press

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said Friday that everyone will need to sacrifice in order to balance the federal budget, but argued in a policy speech to state lawmakers it has to be done and now is the time to start.

Tester delivered the remarks to a joint session of the state Legislature where he got his start in politics before his election to federal office in 2006. Tester, a Democrat, was making his first big speech since Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg announced a challenge.

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