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Petition to expand Special Session succeeds

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Helena, MT - Republicans have reached the 76 signatures needed to consider and vote on additional topics outside of those designated by Governor Steve Bullock for the Special Legislative Session which will be held on November 14th.

According to the MT GOP Spokesperson, the expansion will allow Legislators to discuss: the Shelby private prison, additional fund transfer legislation, the Governor's proposed cuts, health insurance, reducing future fire danger, and the possibility to reduce the ending fund balance.

“With taxpayers in mind, we’re bringing more options to the table so that we can make better decisions.  We’re bringing the offer from the prison in Shelby, additional ideas for transferring funds, and we’re going to make sure that Governor Bullock’s cuts are talked about and voted on. Before raising taxes or cutting benefits we’re going to look at all functions of government,” said Senate President Scott Sales.

A press release from the GOP Spokesperson says without the expansion, Legislators would have been limited to consideration of only the topics in Bullock's call.

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