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Hansen: Budget now looking at about 1.4 percent increase

While cautioning that other items not yet finished could move the change up or down, a local lawmaker said from Helena during a video conference in Havre Tuesday that, as of that moment, the proposed state budget would be about a 1.4 percent increase from the last biennium.

"That's not even quite inflation, so we're not considering that terrible," Rep. Kris Hansen, R-Havre, said during the video conference in Robins School Administration Building. The weekly video conferences are sponsored by the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce and Havre Public Schools.

Hansen said that House Bill 2, the gen...


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