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Line-item Veto

Bullock signs main budget — with some exceptions

Bullock signs main budget — with some exceptions

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock signed the Legislature's main budget bill Friday — but not after first using his line-item-veto authority to strike a small portion of the spending.

May 03, 2013 6:58 pm Photos

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Bullock vetoes 9 bills, line-item vetoes a 10th

Bullock vetoes 9 bills, line-item vetoes a 10th

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock has vetoed nine more bills and issued a line-item veto for a tenth from the recently ended legislative session.

April 27, 2013 5:30 am Photos

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Judge shoots down Schweitzer's line-item vetoes

HELENA - A Helena judge said Monday that Gov. Brian Schweitzer's vetoes of some local infrastructure spending were unconstitutional.

February 06, 2012 4:35 pmLoading…
Judge: decision coming soon in challenge to Schweitzer's vetoes

Judge: decision coming soon in challenge to Schweitzer's vetoes

HELENA -- A district judge promised a decision in three weeks in a lawsuit filed by six local governments challenging Gov. Brian Schweitzer's line-item vetoes of funds for public works projects last year.

January 26, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…
Montana's lawyers defend governor's veto of spending

Montana's lawyers defend governor's veto of spending

HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer has the constitutional right to line-item veto spending on projects sought by local governments, a state lawyer told a Helena judge Wednesday.

October 26, 2011 6:15 pmLoading…

GOP questioning Schweitzer's line-item veto on tax

HELENA - Republican legislative leaders said Thursday that Gov. Brian Schweitzer may have overstepped his line-item veto authority a day earlier by nixing a new fee on many businesses, a notion the governor quickly contested by pointing to a past court decision on the issue.

May 05, 2011 5:44 pmLoading…
House Bill 604 line-item veto

House Bill 604 line-item veto

Gov. Brian Schweitzer explains why he used a line-item veto on House Bill 604 on Wednesday in the reception room of the governor's office.

May 04, 2011 5:49 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Hold 'em strategy doesn't serve state well

A day after the Legislature adjourned its biennial session, House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, still had 51 bills to sign and send to the governor, according to legislative information. Senate President Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, had 22 bills to sign and have delivered to the executive off…

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