Posted: Oct 26, 2012 10:13 PM by MTN News
GREAT FALLS, MT - With just 10 days to go until election day, Montana's race for governor is coming down to the wire.
Friday in Great Falls, Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Rick Hill - kicked off the weekend - focusing on ag issues - in a debate before the Montana Farmer's Union Conference.
The face off - sponsored by the Great Falls Tribune newspaper - also included Libertarian governor candidate Ron Vandevender.
The hour long debate covered agriculture research, property tax relief and eminent domain..
The candidates were also asked about their priorities for Montana's infrastructure needs.
"When you look at where Montana will be and continue as we grow," Bullock said. "Our opportunities are also in educating our workforce and making sure we have the quality workforce to address the business needs. We need to be investing in our two and four year colleges."
"Cap the coal trust fund for 10 years," Hill said. "Divert the money that would be going into the coal trust, not the rest of it, but just the money that would be going into the coal trust and use that money for infrastructure. We're proposing 1/3 of the money go to schools, 2/3 would go for water systems and sewer systems."
"We have a lot of two lane roads that need work," Vandevender said. "I'm widening them out. I want to see them widened out. We've got to be able to get products out to the marketplace."
Saturday night, Hill and Bullock will debate one final time - in a state-wide televised showdown here on the Montana Television Network.
The one-hour debate starts at 9pm - from the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman.