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Capitol Connections: Appropriation Committee Leaders Preview the Budget

Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amy Carlson presents a budget overview to a joint work session of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.
Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amy Carlson presents a budget overview to a joint work session of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.
Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amy Carlson presents a budget overview to a joint work session of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.
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Legislative Fiscal Analyst Amy Carlson presents a budget overview to a joint work session of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.

Governor Steve Bullock and legislative leaders say Montana’s state budget will get more intense focus during the 65th Legislature than in recent years. Officials are coming to this session facing declining revenues from natural resource extraction and lower tax collections that aren’t sufficient to pay for existing government services.

In the January 4, 2017 Capitol Connections public affairs program,  House Appropriations Chair Nancy Ballance, R-Hamilton, and House Appropriations Vice Chair Kelly McCarthy, D-Billings, offer their overviews on the status of Montana’s budget.  

The Alex Nauman Trio provides our theme music.

The fill music between Rep. Nancy Ballance and Rep. Kelly McCarthy was "Pennies From Heaven" (Instrumental) performed by Dave Brubeck, This is Jazz #3 provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

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Jackie Yamanaka
Jackie Yamanaka has been news director at YPR since 1986. From her home base in Billings, Jackie covers a wide range of issues across Montana and Wyoming. During the Montana Legislative session, she re-locates to the state Capitol in Helena where she has another office.
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