The Billings Gazette reports that Head Start is far and away the most stable public preschool program in Montana, where federally funded classrooms enroll students from Lame Deer to Libby, and most cities in between.

Gov. Steve Bullock is hoping the federal program that has yielded the first Montana-specific results can sway the legislature to pony up for preschool. Legislators authorized $6 million in grants in 2017.