Intense math happening now in Special Session.

Senators discuss options for how to fill a projected $227 million hole in the state budget. It looks like the current proposal could have the
governor find $77 million in savings within state agencies by making cuts, $90 million could be transferred from over-funded state special revenue accounts, and we have various pieces of legislation moving through hearings and floor votes to find $60 million to rebuild the fund for wildfire
fighting which was depleted last summer. To come up with that $60 million for the fire fund some ideas floating around include extending the Civic Core contract with Shelby Prison (net gain of $32 million), reducing the soon to be closed Montana State Development Center budget, giving State Employees a 1 day furlough, changing liquor licenses from a lotteey to an auction system, possibly repealing some tax credits, implementing a 2% tax on non profit health insurance companies that are not paying taxes now, and collecting a management fee from the State Fund. After the governor failed to solve the problem over the last 4 months, he called the legislature into an emergency sepecial session this week. We are working hard to find a
workable balance as soon as possible and I think we are getting close.
Prayers would be appreciated!

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By jenniferfieldermt

Filled my elk tag last week, making filet mignon this week!

Had to get the best cuts processed before heading to Helena for Special Legislative Session which, for the full Senate, starts tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back home and savoring a fresh tender elk steak!

By jenniferfieldermt

Home grown supper…

It sure is nice eating a healthy meal estraight from the Lord’s bounty. The potatoes and broccolli came from our garden, and the meat (elk roast) came from the woods. Even the water came from our own land.

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em? At least smoked trout smells a lot better than smoked national forest. I have a feeling it might taste better too

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