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
Billings Gazette opinion: Montana running out of gas tax. This is a great return on Montanans’ money. Let’s consider paying a dime more for gas because we need better roads, adequate safety patrols and good jobs for Montanans.
“The coalition is not interested in going in and fighting over an insufficient pie.”
Last week, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) notified the public of a significant safety concern with bridge decks in the I-15/I-90 interchange in Butte. (See attached video for illustration of the structural decay). These structures were built in 1963, and are nearing the end of their expected 50-year lifespan. At 53 years old, these […]
Regardless of the manner in which one supports an investment of public monies into infrastructure projects and whether it is good economic policy, the economic effect of not investing in infrastructure is indisputable. Information released by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) this week shows that Montana joins just 13 other states and the District of […]