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Reaction to Budget Deal

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BILLINGS -

The House just passed a budget deal they worked out this week. Thursday, several local organizations offered their reactions, and what it means for them.

The deal sets federal spending levels for the next two years, and reduces harmful cuts to critical services such as education, health care, housing, and many more.

Scott McCulloch, President of the Billings Education Association says although the deal is a step in the right direction, the agreement would be far better if it closed tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy.

"This is actually a tremendous opportunity to reform the way we tax Americans. There are tremendous loopholes that have to be closed. Offshore havens for income, there are even loopholes that touch on golf carts, for example. So, it's time to reform it so that there's a fairness and equity about taxes," said McCulloch.

The federal budget deal will now go to the Senate next week.

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