State General Fund
HELENA — A new law has changed how the state pays for its share of wildfire suppression costs by setting aside the money before fires occur, instead having to come up with the cash months later after the fire season ends.
HELENA — A Senate committee on Wednesday tabled the bill that would have appropriated nearly $100 million in state cash for some new university system building projects and renovations and a new Montana Historical Society building.
HELENA — Here are some major tax bills before the 2013 Legislature, their financial impact to the state general fund over the next two years and their status:
HELENA — State tax collections continue to top the revenue projections made by the 2011 Legislature, with revenues $137.9 million more than forecast for the two-year budget period that ends in 2013, the Legislature’s chief revenue estimator said Friday.
Recent media accounts paint a dire outlook for the Montana Teachers’ Retirement System. The facts, however, tell a different story. Far from needing an immediate and staggering infusion of taxpayer dollars, the fund can be righted with more prudent, gradual and relatively small adjustments. …
Calling Montana public school funding “complex” is an understatement.
HELENA — Soon after the 2011 Montana Legislature convened Monday, top Republican and Democratic leaders immediately began staking out their respective battle lines over state budget issues.
HELENA — Montana Lottery officials say a $200,000 Powerball prize from the March 31 drawing has gone unclaimed.