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Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

Governor's budget freezes tuition, not expenditures, Montana universities say

MISSOULA — During its meeting last week in Missoula, the state Board of Regents praised the biennial budget presented by Gov. Steve Bullock, but cautioned that while it freezes tuition for another two years, it doesn’t freeze the rising costs of higher education.

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Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.

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Bullock proposes budget with new form of Medicaid expansion

Bullock proposes budget with new form of Medicaid expansion

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday released his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that includes a new way to expand Medicaid to cover low-income Montanans, a voluntary prekindergarten program and a call to spend $300 million on public works projects statewide.

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As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

As oil prices fall, N.D. budget officials mull impact

FARGO, N.D. — As North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple works on a budget for the next biennium, he’ll have to assume that less money will be going into state coffers because of falling oil prices.

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MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MetraPark ups fair entertainment budget

MontanaFair will celebrate its 100th birthday next year, and MetraPark’s staff wants it to be a special celebration.

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Up 775% from 5 years ago: Oil patch county considers 'mind-boggling' budget

Up 775% from 5 years ago: Oil patch county considers 'mind-boggling' budget

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The McKenzie County Commission next week will review a preliminary budget for next year that one commissioner calls "mind-boggling."

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Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the $1.4 billion budget for the entire system, a number that includes budgets for the 16 universities, colleges and other institutions within the system.

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Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

WILLISTON, N.D. — The budget for the oil boomtown of Williston has increased nearly fivefold in just three years.

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Montana Guard postpones training because of budget shortfalls

Montana Guard postpones training because of budget shortfalls

HELENA — Montana Army National Guard officials said Friday that they’re postponing all training until the last weekend in September because of a federal budget shortfall.

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Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

Divided county commission OKs budget with money for jail expansion

By a 2-1 vote, the Yellowstone County commissioners approved the 2015 budget Tuesday morning, with money available if the county decides to expand the jail.

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Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.

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County commission considers MetraPark budget

Yellowstone County commissioners took up the proposed 2015 budget for MetraPark on Thursday, making few changes but urging staff to begin planning for resurfacing parking lots, something that’s been discussed for about 10 years.

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Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

Price tag for Yellowstone County jail expansion goes up

The estimated cost of expanding the Yellowstone County jail got a little higher on Tuesday with no clear way for how the county would pay for it.

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County budget: 'The jail is the biggest problem'

County budget: 'The jail is the biggest problem'

Heading into a new budget year, Yellowstone County’s financial picture generally looks good.

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UM departments prepare for $9.5M in budget cuts

UM departments prepare for $9.5M in budget cuts

The commitment period for incoming college freshmen may still be months away, but the University of Montana is projecting an improvement in fall enrollment, and measures are in place to balance next year’s budget.

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Analysts: Surplus $6M higher than projected

HELENA — Analysts estimate the state's general-fund surplus at the end of the two-year budget cycle will be nearly $6 million more than previously projected.

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Daines and Walsh bad-mouth president’s budget; Tester, less so

Daines and Walsh bad-mouth president’s budget; Tester, less so

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., isn’t impressed with President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 federal budget, saying it increases “wasteful Washington spending” – but he’s not the only member of Montana’s congressional delegation blasting the budget.

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Budget increase comparisons split GOP lawmakers

HELENA — Republican legislators are using different comparisons to fight over how much the 2013 Legislature increased state spending over the next two years.

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UM making adjustments to cover new $3M shortfall

UM making adjustments to cover new $3M shortfall

MISSOULA — Fewer out-of-state students enrolled in upper-division courses and more dual-enrolled students than projected will leave the University of Montana with a 1.85 percent budget shortfall, school officials said Wednesday.

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Investment returns bolster Wyoming budget

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday he plans to call on the Legislature to approve some level of pay raises for state employees when it convenes early next year.

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