Infrastructure Borrowing Plan Passes Initial Vote With Unanimous Approval

A proposal to change how the state borrows for major infrastructure projects passed its first vote in the Montana House today by 100 to zero.

The unanimous initial vote in the House was a sharp pivot from years of disagreement in the Legislature over whether or how to use debt to pay for major public works projects.

“This is truly how government should work,” said Eric Moore, a Republican representative from Miles City.

Moore is carrying the so-called Infrastructure Development and Economic Accountability Act, House Bill 553.