Budget Discussion Is On Hold
The political jousting continues in our States’ Capitol. Discussions on a budget to run the state for the next 2 years stalled on Tuesday. Governor Brian Schweitzer says he’s disappointed over state employee payments, school funding and the legislature’s will to turn away $100 million dollars in federal funding. Republican leaders stepped away from Helena last week and again this week in an effort to force the governor to negotiate in good faith. Representative Champ Edmunds of Missoula explains what needs to happen to avoid a special session.