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Low grades for Montana infrastructure

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A group of professional engineers says Montana schools, wastewater treatment facilities and other infrastructure have slid into disrepair.

The state chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers planned Tuesday to release a report grading the state's infrastructure.

The group's lowest marks went to the state's public school system, which received a D-minus.

Wastewater treatment, dams and drinking water systems also got below-average grades.

The society releases a report on national infrastructure needs every four years. This is the first one for Montana.

It comes a day after Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock proposed a budget that calls for $300 million for water, sewer, roads and broadband Internet projects across the state.

Republicans also have pushed for more infrastructure investments, but there's disagreement on how to pay for it.

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