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By Alex Ross 

Legislators comment on special session


November 10, 2017

Sen. Frank Smith, D-Poplar

Montana lawmakers will return to Helena Monday for a special legislative session to deal with a budget shortfall and reduce the impact of looming budget cuts, and local legislators commented this week on the upcoming session.

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., called the special session Monday to fill a $227 million hole in the state budget. Unless the Republican-led Legislature and the governor reach a deal a series of across-the-board spending cuts will go into effect that could negatively impact state agencies and essential services.

"I think we are in a spot and something has to be done,"...

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