Steve Bullock on Technology
Create jobs by investing in roads and bridges
I ask you to join Representative Jeff Welborn and me in Building Montana; creating 4,000 good-paying construction jobs by investing over $300 million into bridges, water and sewer systems, schools and roads.
And let's do it without raising taxes or endangering our solid financial position.
HB 5 Legislative Summary:
Source: State of the State on 2015 Montana voting records: HB 5
, Jan 28, 2015
- $39M: New Montana Heritage Center - capital project
- $122M: Montana University System - capital projects
- $16M: Local match for Regional Water Authorities
- $28M: state endowment appropriations for water/wastewater
- $29M: technology account appropriations for school facilities
Put state government spending online, in searchable database
I've pledged to bring a more effective government to Montana--and we're doing that already, too. This Thursday, for the first time ever, Montana's checkbook will be online. We'll have a searchable database so that any Montanan--or anyone in the world,
for that matter--can look at how we are spending the taxpayers' money. It's the right thing to do and it'll lead to a more effective government.
While there are some things I can accomplish without your active engagement and partnership, there are other areas where we need each other if we are going to make progress.
Crafting a budget is one of those areas where we need each other.
Montana is the envy of other states: our unemployment is lower and our economy sounder. While nearly every other state's budget is awash in red ink, thanks to good fiscal management, Montana has amassed a half-billion-dollar budget surplus.
Source: 2013 State of the State Address to Montana legislature
, Jan 30, 2013
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