The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Timothy Pierce
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Montana Legislators look to learn from past infrastructure failures


January 2, 2019

Republicans and Democrats agree funding critical infrastructure needs is important, but if the last two legislative sessions are any indication, that is where the agreement ends. Both times efforts to pass a major infrastructure investment bill failed.

An infrastructure bonding bill will reappear, yet again, in the 2019 Montana legislative session. However, supporters are making some changes in hopes of winning support from the Republican-controlled legislature.

"We need a bonding bill that's core, critical infrastructure," said Darryl James, executive director of the Montana Infrastructur...

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