Billings City Council to weigh in next month on local option tax proposal

By Mike Ferguson Source: Billings Gazette October 18, 2016 Photo Credit: Larry Mayer Gazette Staff The Billings City Council will decide next month whether it will support seeking legislative approval for a 3-percent local option tax. The group Authorize Community Transformation wants Montana communities to have the authority to ask voters for the tax, which [...]

October 18th, 2016|

Downtown Group Invited to Hear Details about Creating a Local Option Sales Tax in Missoula

By Peter Christian Source: Newstalk KGVO Image Credit: Newstalk KGVO A representative from Authorize Community Transformation will be in Missoula on Tuesday morning to discuss the possibility of establishing a local option sales tax for special community projects. Dan Brooks with the Billings Chamber of Commerce will be speaking at a meeting sponsored by the [...]

October 12th, 2016|

Bozeman’s HD61 candidates support local option sales tax, differences in the details

By Troy Carter Chronicle Staff Writer Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle Image: Authorize Community Transformation Supporting a statewide sales tax in Montana — one of the few states left without one — is ill-advised for would-be politicians. But a local version of a sales tax appears to have traction across the spectrum. That concept of a [...]

October 7th, 2016|

Gazette opinion: OK candidates, so what are your plans?

By The Billings Gazette Editorial Board Source: Billings Gazette Oct 2, 2016 Photo Credit: Casey Page, Gazette Staff In the race for the Montana governor, both candidates don't quite have a plan for how to fix Billings' need for infrastructure, they just know what they don't want — a local-option sales tax. For years, we've [...]

October 4th, 2016|