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Montana Highway Patrol Chief Reacts To Proposed Budget Cuts

Due to a projected shortfall in the state gas tax fund, Governor Steve Bullock has responded by proposing a cut in funding and personnel in the Montana Highway Patrol.

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Budget Battle Brewing Over Governor’s Montana Highway Patrol Cuts

The 2017 legislative session hasn’t even begun, but there are already signs of a hotly contested budget battle after Governor Bullock’s proposed budget asked for cuts in the Montana Highway Patrol.

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UPDATE – Preliminary UM Fall Enrollment Numbers May Include A Decrease of 700 Students

The Montana Board of Regents is meeting on Wednesday in Billings, and officials are hinting that there will be few surprises when it comes to enrollment throughout the university system.

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UM Faculty Say Admin Cuts Need to Focus on Higher Wage Earners

The recent cuts at the University of Montana have often been depicted as a budget fight between the administration and faculty, but now faculty members say that cuts in some administrative positions are directly hurting their departments.

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Bigger Cuts in UM Humanities Are a ‘Surprise’ and ‘Devastating’ Says Professor

The College of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Montana is working on meeting cuts that seem to be higher than anyone expected. The department may even have to shave off up to 50 percent of its operational costs.

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Rancor Over UM Budget Cuts Continues – State Headlines

UM Advocacy Coalition reacts to budget cuts proposed by President Royce Engstrom with meeting on campus yesterday.

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LISTEN – UM Advocacy Coalition – “We Cannot Cut Our Way Out Of This Crisis” [DOCUMENT]

A group of University of Montana faculty, students and staff met together on Monday afternoon to respond to President Royce Engstrom's plan to cut staff and expenses due to reduced enrollment. Their response, according to history professor Mehrdad Kia, "We cannot cut our way out of this crisis."

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WATCH – 27 To Be Fired Due To UM Budget Cuts – State Headlines

University of Montana officials will fire 27 people and reduce the hours of dozens of others to bring the school's budget into balance with its reduced enrollment.

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Board of Regents Approves Raises for Faculty – Staff Despite Falling Enrollment [YouTube]

The Montana Board of Regents held a regularly scheduled meeting in Helena on Tuesday and approved all items on their agenda, including raises for faculty and staff at schools struggling with enrollment issues.

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UM Protesters Deliver Petition To Main Hall [WATCH]

A crowd of nearly 200 students, faculty and community members delivered a petition protesting the cuts being made to Humanities programs at the University of Montana on Friday afternoon. 

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