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Bill Introduced to Save Montana Schools from Overpayments

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Montana's two U.S. Senators introduced a bill on Friday to prevent the government from breaking the budgets of three school districts near Yellowstone National Park by demanding repayment.

The mistake was first brought to light back in February when the Department of Interior realized it was giving Gardiner and West Yellowstone School Districts special funding that should have stopped in 1976.

The special funds stem from two initiatives meant to serve children of park employees who live on untaxed federal land.

Senator Jon Tester and John Walsh's bill, also known an the Yellowstone Community Education Fairness Act, would officially keep the government from trying to collect the overpayment.

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