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By Alex Ross 

Bachmeier blasts GOP on budget cuts


October 6, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, talks about the state budget and pending budget cuts Thursday at the Hill County Courthouse.

State Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre and people who depend on state-funded services spoke out against pending state budget cuts at a rally on the steps of the Hill County Courthouse Thursday.

The event was streamed live on Facebook.

Bachmeier said to the crowd of about 30 people, some who carried signs that said "resist and persist" and "save our essential public services," that Montana House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R- Culbertson and Senate President Scott Sales, R-Bozeman, are to blame for sharp proposed budget reductions.

Republicans, Bachmeier said, intentionally overestimated stat...

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