Chair of the Montana House Appropriations Committee, Republican Nancy Ballance confirmed that her committee has recommended the removal of over 100 positions from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.
With the 2018 elections in the rear-view mirror, the 2019 legislative session is staring at us right through the cracked windshield. Which lawmakers will guide us through the Republican-dominated legislature?
A lot has been made of the 227 million dollar hole in the Montana budget that spurred the Special Session of the Montana Legislature this week, but one of the big debates among republicans was whether or not the deficit was real.
With a tight budget and a stream of cuts, many Montana officials are considering tax increases in a possible special legislative session, but according to Montana House Finance Chair Nancy Ballance tax increases will be a hard sell to the Republican dominated legislature.