State Budget Looking to be Balanced - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

State Budget Looking to be Balanced

Posted: Updated:

Numbers are in for the state budget, and reports estimate that the state's general-fund surplus will be nearly six-million dollars more than projected at the end of the two year budget cycle.

Officials telling lawmakers during the week that the state is on track to have close to $350,000,000 at the end of the 2015 budget period.

Chairman of the Legislative Finance Committee Llew Jones of Conrad says that while things can change in two years with the forecast, the budget is right around where it was projected to be and that he does appreciate that it is staying close to it to keep the budget balanced.

Jones also said that the only fund that is expected to be less is the public employees retirement system which is close to seven million dollars less. He said though that is due to less than expected revenue from coal taxes and trusts.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Latest in The Adam Sanchez Case

    Latest in The Adam Sanchez Case

    The latest in the story of fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Dunn who lost his life this past Thursday.
    The latest in the story of fallen Cascade County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Dunn who lost his life this past Thursday.
  • Yellowstone Sees Two Deaths in Past Week

    Yellowstone Sees Two Deaths in Past Week

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:07:32 GMT
    Yellowstone National ParkYellowstone National Park
    Authorities identify the young girl, who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, as eight-year-old Zahra Allahyari.
    Authorities identify the young girl, who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon in Yellowstone National Park, as eight-year-old Zahra Allahyari.
  • Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
  • Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Local Organizations host Poker Run to support Fallen Deputy

    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
    Kickstands will go up on Saturday as the Masonic Motorcycle club joins Set Free Ministries for a Poker Run that will benefit the family of Fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn who was killed last week in the line of duty.
  • Gov. Bullock Tours Anderson Steel

    Gov. Bullock Tours Anderson Steel

    Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls this morning to promote the Main Street Montana Project and to show its purpose.
    Governor Steve Bullock was in Great Falls this morning to promote the Main Street Montana Project and to show its purpose.
  • Family of Fallen deputy to receive over $20,000

    Family of Fallen deputy to receive over $20,000

    There,s been a community out pour of support for fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn and his family. Flags and flowers fill marker 77 on highway 89 where the deputy was killed in the line of duty. Cory Smith, CEO of 221 industries was compelled to create a GoFund Me page for the family.
    There,s been a community out pour of support for fallen Cascade County Deputy Joe Dunn and his family. Flags and flowers fill marker 77 on highway 89 where the deputy was killed in the line of duty. Cory Smith, CEO of 221 industries was compelled to create a GoFund Me page for the family.
  • A New Approach to Wildfire Protection

    A New Approach to Wildfire Protection

    In moments of disaster, things can be hectic and life seems to be turned upside down. That's why the red cross launched a new app to provide aide during wildfires.
    In moments of disaster, things can be hectic and life seems to be turned upside down. That's why the red cross launched a new app to provide aide during wildfires.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.