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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - FY 2013 Revenue

Posted Date: 
August 7, 2013

The chart this week from the Legislative Fiscal Division was created by Stephanie Morrison, Senior Fiscal Analyst.  The chart shows FY 2013 revenues by major revenue source.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Historical Revenues

Posted Date: 
July 31, 2013

The Legislative Fiscal Division will be running a series of charts in the next few weeks that will focus on the 2013 fiscal year end.  The first few charts will focus on revenues and the later charts will focus on expenditures.  This week's chart shows historical general fund revenue amounts. This chart was compiled by Stephanie Morrison, Senior Fiscal Analyst.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Statutory Appropriations

Posted Date: 
July 17, 2013

The Legislative Fiscal Division has a new chart for this week.  This chart shows statutory appropriations from FY 2000 - FY 2012 actual and projected from FY 2013 - FY 2015.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - State General Fund Ending Fund Balance

Posted Date: 
July 10, 2013

The Legislative Fiscal Division has produced a new chart.  We will publish charts periodically throughout the interim.  This first chart shows the state general fund ending fund balance, both historically and projected for FY 2013, FY 2014 and FY 2015. 

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Legislative Fiscal Division's General Fund Status Sheet #11

Posted Date: 
June 27, 2013

The Legislative Fiscal Division has completed the Final 2013 Session General Fund Status Sheet #11.  This shows the final decisions of the legislature and the Governor's vetoes that were upheld in June. The summarization of changes from the previous status sheet (page 4) reflects the failed legislative polling attempts. 

If you would like to view the Final 2013 Session General Fund Status Sheet #11, please follow this link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Report for the 2013 Session

Posted Date: 
June 25, 2013

The Legislative Fiscal Division (LFD) has completed the Legislative Fiscal Report for the 2013 Session.  All four volumes are available on the  Montana Legislature website.  Printed versions of the Legislative Fiscal Report will be available in limited quantities at the end of July.  If you would like a printed set, please call the LFD office at 444-2986 after July 22.

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Update: HB 218 Veto Override

Posted Date: 
June 11, 2012
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Read the Bill:  HTML  |  PDF  |  Fiscal Note  |  Veto Letter  |  Veto Poll Tallies  |  Additional Information

House Bill 218,  which would have created a new program to be administered by the Department of Commerce to provide grants to local governments for oil and gas impact projects, failed in its veto-override attempt.

Legislative Audit Committee Meets June 13

Posted Date: 
June 3, 2013
Contact: 
Tori Hunthausen, Legislative Auditor, Committee Staff

The Legislative Audit Committee is meeting June 13 at the Capitol in Helena to review recent audits of state programs and services. Twelve legislators serve on this administrative committee.

2013-2014 Interim Committees

During each legislative session, legislators identify issues they want to study in more depth. They appoint interim committees to conduct these and other studies during the interims between sessions. The House and Senate leadership decides on who will be on the interim committees for the interim. Therefore, the members of the interim committees serve one 20 month term. The committees often invite experts to present information to them. Members of the public also get a chance to have their say.

!ACTION NEEDED! - HB 218 Veto Override - Contact Your Senators & Representatives NOW

Posted Date: 
May 15, 2013
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Read the Bill:  HTML  |  PDF  |  Fiscal Note  |  Veto Letter  |  Additional Information

Attention Montana Elected Officials:  Please contact your Senators and Representatives IMMEDIATELY regarding House Bill 218 and urge them to vote yes on the veto override ballot and return it as soon as possible. In the links above you will find the bill, fiscal note, and the Governor’s veto letter.