Montana Infrastructure Coalition

United front: Cities join others for big infrastructure lobbying push

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“At the end of the day we have to fund these things,” said Welborn, an eight-year representative who was elected to the Senate this year. “That bridge outside of Butte is a textbook example of what happens when you don’t address needs on a timely basis.”  Link — http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/united-front-cities-join-others-for-big-infrastructure-lobbying-push/article_2e601293-46d2-512c-b28b-54fa88fa3b32.html

Montana Infrastructure Coalition

Deep Cuts in State Funding for Highway Construction

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The Montana Department of Transportation has announced that at least $127 million in highway construction projects will be delayed until May 2017 due to lack of funds. The Governor’s budget not only fails to shore up the budget, but cuts it $200 million more from the FY18 budget.  Link — http://www.bigskybusiness.com/index.php/government/montana/4630-lack-of-funds-delays-highway-construction-projects

General News

What are Montanans Thinking?

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Poll: By a 5:1 margin, Montana voters support legislation that would cap the Coal Tax Trust Fund at a balance of $1 billion and have future funds invested in critical infrastructure projects around the state (69% support, 14% oppose). Link — http://www.bigskybusiness.com/index.php/business/montana-business/4640-what-are-montanans-thinking

General News

Water is the universal lifeblood….

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A clean and reliable water source for drinking, cooking, growing food, and basic hygiene needs provides the foundation for healthy communities and vibrant economies. According to the Montana chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Montana has over 5,300 miles of water distribution and transmission piping – a longer stretch than driving from Billings […]