Local sales tax could raise $30 million a year in Bozeman

By Eric Dietrich, Chronicle Staff Writer Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle Sept 28, 2016 Photo Credit: Rachel Leathe/Chronicle Here’s a figure or two worth pondering if you’re a Bozeman resident worried about rising property taxes: A 4 percent sales tax levied on select items inside Bozeman city limits could bring in $30 million a year for [...]

September 28th, 2016|

Seeking Local Option Authority to Address Local Issues

By Daniel J. Brooks, Billings Chamber Government Affairs Manager Source: LiNK September-November 2016 Montana is one of the best places to live. Our scenery, outdoor adventure, and opportunity to foster a great work-life balance are key considerations when people are deciding where to settle down. However, in the era of information availability and low travel [...]

September 15th, 2016|

Civic Leaders to Pursue Local Option Tax

By Evelyn Pyburn Source: Big Sky Business Journal September 9, 2016 The Billings Alliance, during its quarterly board meeting, endorsed and agreed to help fund a campaign by the Billings Area Chamber of Commerce, to again approach the Montana state legislature to pass legislation that would give municipalities the power to enact local option taxes. [...]

September 9th, 2016|