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Lawmakers await governor's response on budget


HELENA — The Legislature decided Wednesday to take a break until next week as Republican leaders await the governor's response on the main budget bill, which Schweitzer said is woefully lacking.

It was not easy to tell exactly what the sticking points may be, with each side giving differing opinions on the matter.

And as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer both appeared increasingly farther apart, the possibility loomed that no budget deal could be reached in the five remaining working days the Legislature has left to complete its sole constitutional duty...

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