Montana's Budget Shortfall and Problems
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1361) 14 days ago
For those who are following the big budget problem Montana is facing caused by projected revenue shortfalls, here are a couple of articles that explain the situation -- how we got to this point, and who will be impacted by the proposed deep cuts:

"Why Were Montana's Budget Assumptions So far Off? Depends on Who You Ask" by Holly K. Michels, Helena Independent Record, September 18, 2017

http://helenair.com/why-w...876b3.html

"Proposed Budget Cuts Would Hit Hard, Statewide" by Holly K. Michels and Rob Rogers, Helena Independent Record, October 1, 2017

http://helenair.com/news/...b1e12.html

The Montana Budget and Policy Center has this to say about the situation:

http://montanabudget.org/...-FINAL.pdf
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+9688) 13 days ago
This was long coming, anyone with a smidgen of intelligence knew that the Republicans were underestimating revenue in order to back door budget reductions. My fervent hope is that some of the slower Republican voters (of which there are many) will lose benefits and wonder what happened. But I am not holding my breath, nothing is as dumb as a non rich Republican.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1361) 2 days ago
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+1361) 2 days ago
It turns out that if the tax cuts enacted by Montana's Legislature in 2003 had not happened, Montana would be almost $1 billion in the black today.

Read more at:

http://www.montanabudget....n-montana/

"Montana Tax Policy Needs Solutions, Not Sound Bites" by Shane Morigeau, The Missoulian, October 13, 2017

http://missoulian.com/opi...1673a.html
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