Rick Hill Responds to the Governor’s Pension Plan
Montana’s Governor Brian Schweitzer recently issued his plan to shore up the state of Montana’s unfunded pension liability. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill is not fond of the governor’s plan, here’s what Hill had to say.
One of the pillars of the Governor’s plan was the use of 25 million dollars from the state’s land guarantee account. Hill believes the money in that account should be used for all Montanans, not just teachers and state workers. The Governor points out the uniqueness of his plan, which, if passed, would make Montana the first State to solve the pension liability problem without raising taxes.
During the KGVO interview with Hill, he also expressed his plan to bring more federal land under state control.
The main mechanism Hill would use to bring the federal land under state control is a process called coordination.