January 30, 2017 News Headlines

Proposed Montana Education Budget Ignores Governor’s Recommended Cuts

The Office of Public Instruction’s proposed budget nixes the majority of cuts proposed by both Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and a GOP-majority appropriations subcommittee. Republican Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has presented her prorposed OPI budget for the 2019 biennium to the Joint Administrations Subcommittee on Education. In total, she proposes cutting about $3 million, a far cry from the $21 million Bullock proposed cutting ,and the $24 million in cuts proposed by the subcommittee.