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By Tim Leeds 

Amendment to add preschool funding to state budget fails

House Democrats slam failure of amendment


April 25, 2019

A committee today killed a budget amendment on a party-line voted that would have continued state funding for preschool.

A press release from the House Democrats said the amendment would have continued funding nearly 100 preschool classrooms that would provide early childhood education to 1,500 Montana students.

“Today, Republican legislators utterly failed 1,500 of Montana’s youngest learners and their teachers,” House Democratic Leader Casey Schreiner, R-Great Falls, said in the release. “Parents across Montana don’t care about backroom deals or political gamesmanship. What par...

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