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Montana closes out fiscal year with $450 million surplus

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Montana’s financial position is back in the headlines this week as Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer closed the books on the 2012 fiscal year. He says the state is beginning this next year with more than $450 million in the bank, and it’s a balance he’s proud of.
“During seven years, this administration got the gold medal, the silver medal, the bronze medal, the copper medal. We’re all the way down to the nickel medal,” Schweitzer says. “The top seven budget surpluses in the history of Montana have all been under this administration.”
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