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Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce 

Legislative Roundup – Week 3

MT Lawmakers Debate Infrastructure Funding, DUI Penalties and Vaccine Exemption


January 31, 2019

Courtesy of Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce, UM Legislative News Service, University of Montana School of Journalism

HELENA — Lawmakers in Helena are beginning discussions on how to build and maintain the state’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, wastewater systems and state buildings. Again, the debate will come down to which projects get funding and whether that funding comes by way of cash or borrowing.

In 2017, legislators voted to end the session without funding public works projects. Some legislators thought Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock bill did not allocate enough to rura...

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