Montana legislative session comes to a close
May 3, 2017
HELENA -- The Montana Legislature adjourned Friday after a short and chaotic day of failed attempts to pass a package of bills that would have used bonding to fund infrastructure projects.
Debate in the House was tense at times, as a Senate-set deadline neared for House Bill 8 and Senate Bill 367.
The bills would have allowed for bonding, or borrowing, and the use of local matching funds for roughly $123 million to help pay for projects like water systems, a veterans' home in Butte and the controversial renovations of Romney Hall at MSU.
Republicans say they funded more than $1 billion in...