By Steve Fitzpatrick
Montana Senate Majority Leader 

Legislature invested in Montana's future


August 10, 2023

I’ve been hearing some questions from Montanans who are grateful for the over $1 billion in one-time and ongoing tax relief passed by legislative Republicans, but also say they want to see the state make smart investments for the long term.

The conservative budgeting from the legislature and resulting historic budget surplus allowed Republicans to do both tax relief and long-term planning. Here are some of the major investments we made that will pay dividends for years to come.

• “Debt free in 2023.” The Legislature paid off the state’s general obligation debt. House Bill 251 fr...

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