Bill dealing with federal funding for infrastructure working its way through the legislature

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- One of the first bills to authorize spending hundreds of millions of federal dollars on state infrastructure projects started moving through the legislature.

Department of Ag & Natural Resources Secretary Hunter Roberts explained the plan to the Senate State Affairs Committee.

Roberts says they have been talking to local governments about the funding since last summer.

Roberts says they were flooded with applications.

The committee took no action on the bill and will take it up again later in the session.