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Montana budget panel rescinds some cuts for higher education

Restores modest health care funding


March 10, 2017


Associated Press

HELENA — A Montana budget committee rescinded Friday more than $11 million in spending cuts for higher education that could have meant a steep rise in tuition at university campuses.

The action by the House Appropriations Committee was a relief not only to students and their families, but to legislative Democrats who had been pushing Republicans to restore funding to education and health programs that were at risk from the budget ax.

The $11.6 million restored to the proposed budget of the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education had been pa...

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