HELENA — Financial and political questions surfaced last week after Gov. Steve Bullock’s nearly $400 million infrastructure bill had its first hearing.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s proposed infrastructure plan, which would spend nearly $400 million on public works projects across the state, gets its first public airing Tuesday.
Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains’ booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states’ upcoming legislative sessions.
Sometimes, if you’re not ready to catch an opportunity, it lands on you just the same.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is sending a massive $300 million Christmas tree of building projects to the 2015 Legislature, hoping lawmakers won’t chop it into pieces and throw some into the fireplace.
SIDNEY — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.
A group of professional engineers say in a report slated for release Tuesday that Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair and are in need of investment.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock proposed Monday that the state invest more than $300 million in infrastructure across Montana in a single bill, with about two-thirds of the money coming from money raised by issuing debt and one-third from cash.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board is awarding $18 million in grants to fund airport and infrastructure improvement projects in the state's oil patch.
U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is calling on Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and take future decisions about cross-border infrastructure projects out of the president's hands.
As mayors of communities directly impacted by oil and gas development in the Bakken, we know firsthand of the infrastructure needs our communities face. And we know of the incredible opportunity that the state of Montana has to use our stellar bond ratings to make significant investments in …
Exec says pipeline will help
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.
HELENA — Montana’s roads and bridges are deteriorating and becoming more crowded, while the state’s traffic fatality rate is the third worst in the nation, a report released Wednesday by a nonprofit Washington, D.C., group shows.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project.
WASHINGTON — Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.
WASHINGTON — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.
WASHINGTON — A few days before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration Clark Stevens, deputy White House press secretary, repeated to journalists a shopworn phrase: “the president is committed” to dealing with climate change issues and national energy needs.
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