Montana lawmakers aim to avoid government shutdown

Associated Press

by Lisa Baumann

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – Montana lawmakers said Monday they plan to work this week on preventing a federal government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said avoiding a shutdown is the most important issue for lawmakers this week.

“The clock is ticking,” Tester said. “Taking a hacksaw to government and shutting it down is not the way to go.”

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