Governor Steve Bullock today called the Montana Legislature back to Helena for a special session to begin at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, with hearings beginning on Monday, November 13, 2017.
“I have put forth a set of reasonable and thoughtful proposals to balance Montana’s budget for consideration by the Legislature,” said Governor Bullock. “It’s time Montana leaders fulfill our responsibilities to the people we represent and balance our budget in a way that makes sense for Montana taxpayers, workers, and families.”
Governor Bullock has proposed to the Montana Legislature to address the $227 million revenue shortfall through an equal combination of cuts, revenue increases, and transfers and other legislation based on realistic revenue projections.
Governor Bullock remained “hopeful a deal will be reached prior to the Legislature’s arrival back in Helena next week” and anticipates “a quick and productive session.”
“I look forward to resolving our budget situation by the end of the month and then refocusing on growing Montana’s economy, creating more good-paying jobs, and investing in the health of our communities,” Bullock continued.
Governor Bullock’s full remarks as prepared for delivery: LINK
Governor Bullock’s call for special session: LINK
Legislative proposals: LINK