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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

Jan 28, 2019

Most lawmakers in Helena agree that improving and upgrading water systems, schools, and public buildings are good investments for the state and put people to work.

But despite bipartisan support for infrastructure, it’s been nearly a decade since a bonding bill to pay for it has made it past the governor’s desk.

Republican Rep. Eric Moore, who served two terms in the Montana Senate before moving over to the House, is leading a GOP effort to come up with a long-term solution to the state’s infrastructure funding problem.

Can a new Republican plan to reshape the way the state funds infrastructure survive Gov. Steve Bullock's veto pen?