LOS ANGELES -- Montana officials decided this week to delay the state's tax and revenue anticipation note sale until after legislators meet in a special session early next month to address an unexpected $100 million budget deficit.

The sale was originally planned for early July, Bob Marks, director of Montana's Department of Administration, said Wednesday. However, state officials concluded it would make more sense to delay the cash-flow borrowing until after lawmakers devise a solution for Montana's budget problems, he said.

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