Joint Appropriations Subcommittee On Education
There’s something new in the Montana University System’s proposed budget appropriation for the upcoming biennium: An agreement that part of the funding will depend on performance.
HELENA — A legislative subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $28 million budget increase for the Montana University System over the next two years to cover most of the costs of freezing tuition for in-state students over the same period.
Many Montana newspapers recently carried stories about a state legislator calling on Montana University System officials to be cheerleaders for natural resource development.
Montana doesn’t have a medical school. So, for the past 40 years, the state has paid part of the educational expenses for classes of 20 medical students per school year.
HELENA — The Republican majority on an education subcommittee on Thursday cut $4 million in proposed state funding for programs such as those for gifted and talented students and providing vocational education, a move that jeopardizes an equivalent amount of federal money.
HELENA — A legislative budget panel added money Wednesday to the Montana University System budget, but the figure still fell about $27 million short of what Gov. Brian Schweitzer originally proposed.
HELENA — A divided appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday cut proposed education agency budgets by 5 percent or nearly $72 million in general fund money.