Gov. Bullock Wants $200M for Infrastructure, Details to Come
Gov. Steve Bullock says he wants to spend $200 million on roads, bridges, schools and other public works but hasn't settled on specific projects or exactly how to pay for them.
Bullock said Thursday that infrastructure spending would be his top priority during the 2017 legislative session if he's re-elected.
A similar spending package in 2015 came up one vote short in the Republican House.
Bullock says he will decide in coming months what projects to include this time. They would be paid for by some combination of cash and bonds — a key sticking point for past proposals.
Bullock also proposed a long-term building fund to be paid for with coal severance taxes.
Republican State Rep. Mike Cuffe of Eureka says Bullock's plan might have merit, but more details are needed.