Responsible State Budget Will Drive Montana's Economic Comeback
May 12, 2021
The primary constitutional duty of the Montana Legislature each session is to pass a balanced two-year state budget. House Bill 2 is the state budget bill and it reflects months of work by House and Senate committees to set Montana’s economy up for a strong comeback through responsible state spending and tax reductions.
The biennial budget keeps government spending well below inflation plus population growth which is what free-market think tanks recommend for a conservative budget. The $12.6 billion state budget for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 reins in state spending to the lowest amount w...