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By Alex Ross 

Mixed reviews on special session


November 30, 2017

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Jim O'Hara

Local lawmakers gave different views Tuesday about the special legislative session that happened two weeks ago.

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session this month to resolve a $227 million budget shortfall. The Legislature also replenished the state's wildfire fund that was depleted after a bad fire season.

State Rep. Jim O'Hara, R-Fort Benton, said he was satisfied with the session's outcome.

"I think, all and all, it went pretty well," O'Hara said. "It seemed like everybody got on the same page and that was pretty refreshing....

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