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By Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce
Community News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Legislative Roundup:Montana lawmakers debate infrastructure funding, DUI penalties and vaccine exemption


January 30, 2019

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 rural infrastructure while putting money toward renovating buildings like MSU’s Romney Hall. Others took issue with t...

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