Montana Special Session Likely - State and Federal Communications

October 9, 2017  •  

Montana Special Session Likely

Some lawmakers say the Legislature will need to meet in a special session in the coming months to battle Montana’s budget crisis made worse by the summer’s wildfires.

Gov. Steve Bullock can cut budgets by up to 10 percent to balance the budget, but the bipartisan Legislative Finance Committee said this week that more than spending cuts will be necessary and passed a resolution to reduce cuts. Gov. Bullock will likely come forward with his final spending cuts in the coming weeks.

A statement from the governor’s office issued this afternoon did not give a timeline for when Bullock may call a special session.

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