May 29, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 22

HB 218 The Right Thing To Do For Eastern Montana

It comes as no surprise that much of the budget surplus that Montana has enjoyed for the last eight years has come from energy and natural resource development. Oil and gas efforts across Montana, especially our eastern most counties, has provided opportunity across the state and revenue flows to help fund our government services on the state and local level. It comes with surprise and dismay that Governor Bullock chose to veto a strong bipartisan bill, HB 218, which provides much needed assistance to our eastern residents.

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