There is discussion that the legislature may be able to adjourn by Saturday at the earliest. There are still ongoing discussions regarding budget and infrastructure spending. The only remaining infrastructure bill was SB 416 “Provide for statewide infrastructure,” until HB 402 was revived this week. The following article outlines the arguments for and against the bill. It is Speaker Austin Knudsen’s bill and it targets eastern Montana infrastructure.
As we have witnessed in past sessions, it is not uncommon for infrastructure spending bills to be held-up in the final negotiations on overall budget