Vetoes From Schweitzer
Governor Brian Schweitzer has vetoed the healthy Montana kids funding proposal. The budget bill was aimed at restricting a popular children's health insurance program. The measure sought to redirect money from a main funding source of Healthy Montana Kids, a plan approved by voters several years ago, to provide health insurance to more children. In vetoing the bill on Monday, Governor Schweitzer called the bill another example of an "incompetent legislature."
Republicans anticipated the veto and built a main budget bill that works with no money transfers.