Republicans move to make temporary budget cuts permanent, furlough state employees
Published 29 days ago by The Billings Gazette

Sen. Llew Jones (R-Conrad) listens to testimony Monday morning during the first day of the special legislative session.

Crossroads Correctional Center outside Shelby, Mont. is operated by CoreCivic a private prision contractor.

The full Montana state senate convenes in the senate chamber of the State Capitol, Tuesday morning during the second day of the special legislative session. 

Sen. Albert Olszewski (R- Kalispell), center, proposed Tuesday to halt a change made by the Department of Public Health and Human Services to use the word "gender" instead of "sex" on birth certificates, saying it would cost extra money.

Nancy Ballance (R-Hamilton) addresses the full assembly of the state house of representatives Tuesday morning at the State Capitol.

Sen. Llew Jones, R-Conrad, addresses the full assembly of the state Senate Tuesday morning during the second day of the special legislative session.

The full assembly of the state house of representatives Tuesday morning during the special legislative session.

Sen. Llew Jones (R-Conrad) listens to testimony Monday morning during the first day of the special legislative session.

Crossroads Correctional Center outside Shelby, Mont. is operated by CoreCivic a private prision contractor.

The full Montana state senate convenes in the senate chamber of the State Capitol, Tuesday morning during the second day of the special legislative session. 

Sen. Albert Olszewski (R- Kali ...

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