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HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the attorney general to rewrite ballot language for an initiative that would require people to use public restrooms designated for their gender at birth. The court ruled Tuesday in an ACLU challenge, saying the language in the initiative didn't include a specific definition of "sex" and was otherwise vague.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The governor's budget director is recommending Montana agencies cut $229 million in spending over the next two years to balance the state's budgets due to declining revenues and higher fire costs. The Legislative Finance Committee will consider the issue next month before Gov. Steve Bullock makes his final recommendations.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Montana quarterback Reese Phillips says he suffered a broken calf bone and ruptured ligaments in his foot when he was injured in Montana's game against Savannah State. Phillips underwent surgery right after the game. He says being quarterback for the Griz has been a dream come true and he will continue to support the team in any way he can as Gresch Jensen takes over at quarterback.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Taiwan has once again agreed to purchase a large share of U.S. wheat over the next two years, with most of it coming from Idaho, North Dakota and Montana. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Taiwanese milling industry officials signed the $576 million agreement Wednesday at the Idaho Capitol in Boise.

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