Friday, January 7, 2011

Procedural Trick Reduces Transparency of the Legislative Process

By Molly Severtson
Interim Director
The Policy Institute

Early next week, Montana legislators will consider a recommendation from the Legislative Finance Committee to start making budget decisions at 5% below the adjusted base budget, meaning that more than 250 cuts to the Governor's budget will be made automatically in a simple procedural decision without public scrutiny. If you care about Montana's families, businesses and vulnerable children, contact your legislators today to urge them to make these important budget decisions in the light of day.

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