Montana Governor Has Resisted Calls To Cut Back On State Spending During COVID-19

This story is part of an NPR nationwide analysis of states’ revenue and budgets during the pandemic.

Montana’s finances are somewhat stable despite the economic hit the state has taken during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the word from the state’s budget office.

“This is essentially a manageable situation, which is pretty remarkable in the face of a global pandemic,” says Tom Livers, the governor’s budget director.