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Legislative Finance Committee October Update

Posted Date: 
October 2, 2012
Contact: 
Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

The Pew Center on the States and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation recently joined forces to offer assistance to states examining options for comprehensive pension reform. Montana legislative leadership requested assistance from the foundations in evaluating the issues surrounding Montana public pension plans and was recently notified of acceptance.

Legislative Finance Committee August Update

Posted Date: 
August 1, 2012
Contact: 
Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

The Legislative Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Sept. 27-28 in Helena. The agenda includes updates on analysis of budget strategies for addressing volatility, analysis of state pay comparisons, continuing education on school funding, review of committee bill drafts, and an overview of the agency information technology strategic plans.

Legislative Finance Committee July Update

Posted Date: 
July 3, 2012
Contact: 
Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

During the June meeting of the Legislative Finance Committee, the Legislative Fiscal Division released the Preliminary Budget Outlook for the 2015 Biennium, commonly referred to as the Big Picture report. This report is designed to provide a preliminary review of the financial condition of the state for the 2015 biennium, taking into consideration future revenues, current service level impacts, and other spending pressures.

Legislative Finance Committee May Update

Posted Date: 
May 1, 2012
Contact: 
Amy Carlson, Legislative Fiscal Analyst

During the week of April 9, five staff members of the Legislative Fiscal Division and six legislators, including members of the Legislative Finance Committee, toured Roosevelt, Richland, Dawson, Fallon, Custer, and Big Horn counties and a bit of North Dakota. Several local legislators joined the group throughout the tour. The small groups of staff and legislators visited with representatives of school districts, county governments, city governments, community colleges and with industry experts and others in the area to better understand the impacts of natural resource development.