A 2021 study from the Auditor's Office shows why we need a Rural Rescue Plan.
Why we need a Rural Rescue Plan now
Rural communities have been left without the tools to maintain public infrastructure for roadways, buildings and broadband as a result of declining population, geographic challenges, and a lack of overall resources. If not addressed, these issues will further exacerbate the state's east-west divide.
Bump Testifies in Support of Using Federal Funds for Public Infrastructure Needs
On October 5, 2021, Auditor Bump testified before state lawmakers in support of her office's public infrastructure study findings and recommendations and called on state leaders to use federal funding to implement a Rural Rescue Plan.
Bills Aim to Fix Urgent Needs of Municipalities
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump testifies before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security in support of three bills that would a create a state-supported authority to assist in the construction or renovation of municipal and public safety buildings