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Montana's fire fund nearly doubled heading into wildfire season


August 9, 2019

On Wednesday, Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana’s fire fund will be nearly doubled to $66.5 million, up from $36 million, heading into the wildfire season.

“Montanans can rest assured that due to strong fiscal management by the state our budget is well positioned heading into the wildfire season,” said Governor Bullock. “Not only will we protect firefighters and our communities when fire strikes, we will also protect taxpayer dollars and continue to invest in the priorities Montanans expect with a robust and balanced budget.”

With prudent management through a fiscally...

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