Budget Cuts Devastate Health and Human Services

In November 2017, the legislative special session resulted in approximately $120.7 million in state general fund cuts to agencies. These are on top of cuts that were taken during the regular session and additional cuts triggered this summer. While the budget cuts have impacted nearly every part of state government from K-12 education to water monitoring, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has taken some of the deepest cuts.

This report details the cuts to state general fund dollars, loss of federal matching funds, a list of some of the real-life impact of those cuts, and revenue options to start getting Montana back on track.

Here is our full report – Budget Cuts Devastate Health and Human Services: State cuts nearly $100 million in the 2019 biennium.