Jun 17, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Montana governor giving first-quarter salary to drug treatment facility

Then-Montana GOP Congressman Greg Gianforte meets with members of the business and environmental community at Chico Hot Springs below Emigrant Peak on October 10, 2018 in Pray, Montana.

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte. Photo: William Campbell-Corbis via Getty Images

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) announced Wednesday that he'll donate the first quarter of his salary to One Health Bighorn, a facility that treats people for substance abuse.

The big picture: The multimillionaire has pledged to give his entire salary, about $120,000, to nonprofits. "We face a drug epidemic in our state, and while there's no silver bullet to end it, we can combat it by promoting treatment and recovery for Montanans struggling with addiction," Gianforte said in a statement, per AP.

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