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Montana Legislature Roundup: Lawmakers Take On Budget Deficit

The Montana Capitol
William Marcus
Montana Public Radio
Montana Capitol, Helena.

Montana lawmakers returned to Helena Monday to begin a special legislative session aimed at addressing the state's $227 million budget deficit. The governor has proposed filling the budget gap with a combination of cuts to state agencies and tax increases. But Republicans, who control both houses of the Legislature, have different plans.

Learn how Montana's budget ended up over $200 million in the hole, and find out how special sessions work from veteran capitol reporter Chuck Johnson. You can find more news from the Montana Legislatureright here any time.

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