Bullock refuses to answer infrastructure questions at fundraiser

Billings – Governor Steve Bullock refused to answer questions about infrastructure funding from a constituent at a fundraiser.

Mr. Bullock appeared at a democrat political fundraiser at a private golf club in Billings on Thursday. Bullock’s representatives told those present that the Governor would not be answering any questions on infrastructure funding.

The 2017 legislative session marked the third consecutive session in which Mr. Bullock has failed to deliver an infrastructure package.

No reasons were given as to why Mr. Bullock would not take infrastructure questions.

Republicans and Democrats worked through the session to craft a compromise infrastructure package, however Bullock repeatedly declined to support any proposal that did not include funding for his pet projects, including a $25 million remodel of Romney Hall at MSU-Bozeman.

On the final day of the legislative session, Democrats killed a $41 million loan package for rural water and sewer projects in retaliation for Republicans not supporting their broader infrastructure proposal.

By: Big Sky Headlines staff