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By Shaylee Ragar
Legislative News Service UM School of Journalism 

Lawmakers tackle budget, missing persons and firefighter insurance

Legislative Wrap-up - Week 2


January 24, 2019

Taxes, Rainy Day Fund On Tap for Budget Talks

While budget projections appear more secure than they were in the 2017 legislative session, long-standing rifts, particularly concerning taxes, still make the state’s two-year budget a hot topic this session.

Unlike the previous session, the Legislative Fiscal Division and the Governor’s Office have fairly close revenue estimates -- about $10 billion over two years. Gov. Steve Bullock called a special session two years ago when a historic fire season and inaccurate revenue projections led to deep cuts for several agencies, including the De...

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