Tally on final budget shows 11 percent increase
Spending of state money is expected to increase by double digits over the next two years according to recent budget analysis.
The updated figures reflect cost-cutting vetoes issued by Gov. Steve Bullock earlier this month. Lawmakers are being polled through early June to determine if there is two-thirds support to override any of the vetoes.
Most of the state's two-year $11.3 billion budget comes from federal money that fluctuates with big programs like Medicaid.
The Bullock administration says the budget increases spending of money from state taxes by 11 percent to a total of $4.3 billion.
Bullock argued his vetoes, including some proposed tax cuts, were needed to ensure the state's projected surplus stays above $300 million.
The administration now estimates that projected surplus could reach $310 million.
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