The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, May 06, 2005
Schweitzer having budget trouble with his lege
Governor Brian Schweitzer has a movie arc all to himself: the West is the coming region for the Democrats , and Schweitzer is the coming man from the West .
The Montana legislature  is Democratic-controlled: 50-50 in the House , 27-23 in the Senate; and there's been a pretty productive legislative session.
Now, apparently, Schweitzer intends to cut out from the budget bill he's about to sign numerous requirements for reports from the administration. Which he may or may not be entitled to do.
It's a two year budget, so I suspect that this is the last he will see of the lege until 2007. Perhaps he thinks he can offend legislators in the expectation that, by then, he will have other priorities!
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