Great Falls Tribune: Tester urges bipartisanship at Montana Legislature

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester returned Monday to the place where he got his political start, urging state lawmakers to focus on bipartisan solutions and telling them the biggest challenge on the federal level will be balancing the budget.

Tester is fresh off a bruising and expensive — but ultimately victorious — re-election campaign over Republican challenger Denny Rehberg. He said both sides need to put the sometimes bitter election process behind them and find common ground.

Tester built on the emerging theme of cooperation at the Legislature by urging them to put citizenship before partisanship. Republican legislative leaders have said they are hoping to hash out compromise with new Gov. Steve Bullock, who has said the same thing.

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