December 27, 2012

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You Done Good, Governor

The Whitefish farmer, who earned his political stripes by accompanying busloads of seniors across the Canadian border in search of cheaper medicine, is now termed out from serving as one of the most popular governors in Montana history.

Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer was never elected to office prior to serving as governor. But Schweitzer did a great job serving the people of Montana.

Schweitzer maintained record budget surpluses over his terms, averaging $400 million even during the great recession. And when the “grain in the bin” was high enough, Schweitzer rebated $100 million back to homeowners. He coupled that with another $25 million in homeowner income tax credits.

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