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St. Mary group tries to trigger $10 million bond authority


January 30, 2019

The St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group (SMRWG) met on January 16 in Havre to discuss the repairing of the 100-year-old facility. The SMRWG discussed the upcoming legislative session. Right now, the state is short of funding. In the past the Coal Trust fund had yielded large volumes of revenue to address infrastructure need in the state. Now coal revenue is greatly reduced, and the state is looking for other streams of revenue.

At this time the SMRWG did not see how it could find more money to operate. For now, we will be using the remainder of the grant that was received in 2017. I...

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