Bullock allocates $800M of federal Covid money; only $160M distributed

Gov. Steve Bullock this week said his administration has “allocated” two-thirds of the Montana’s $1.25 billion in federal money for Covid-19 impacts – but, so far only $160 million has actually been distributed.

Bullock, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, has been under fire from Republican legislative leaders for not getting the money out the door quickly enough.