Lawmakers await governor's response on budget
HELENA — Republican leaders say the Legislature is taking a break until Tuesday as they await the governor's response on the budget bill.
House Speaker Mike Milburn says a small pay increase for state employees is a main sticking point.
But Gov. Brian Schweitzer says the lawmakers have a lot more work to do — led by a school funding plan mired in an internal Republican dispute.
Schweitzer has until Saturday to respond to House Bill 2, the primary budget bill. He has indicated that a rewrite, known as an amendatory veto, is likely — but he is not giving any specifics.
The GOP plan...