MBPC’s Concerns Cited in Summary of Legislative Referendum 123

“2012’s Crowded Ballot,” Flathead Beacon, August 14, 2011.

“Balyeat dubbed the measure the Treasure State Tax Dividend Program, and modeled it after a similar program in Alaska. During hearings on the bill, however, the head of the Montana Budget and Policy Center argued against it, saying the state’s surpluses and ending fund balance have served as a cushion during the tough economy, and account for much of why Montana’s current fiscal situation is better than almost every other state.”