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Bad Bill Bob's Commentary on HB563

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Here we go again. This time the bill is using the term GRANT PROGRAM.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
This bill still adds up to money at a time when the value of pre-school is not super                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
proved, and there is no fiscal note to even show how much this would cost. And of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
course, Montana legislative checkbook is barely in the black. Public school                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
dollars should be funding only what is within the compulsory attendance age                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
range requirements: 7-16                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
This will surely be debate, and hopefully reality will kick in and this bill will be killed.