Capitol Connections: Local Option Tax and Sentencing Reform

Source: Yellowstone Public Radio January 31, 2017 Jackie Yamanaka Photo Credit: Jackie Yamanaka This week, the topics of discussion from the Montana Legislature: a local option tax proposal and sentencing reform in the state’s criminal justice system. Senator Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, requested a bill draft to allow local voters to decide if they want to [...]

February 1st, 2017|

Tax on Tourists to Pay for Infrastructure and Homeowner Property Tax Relief

Source: Yellowstone Public Radio January 30, 2017 Jackie Yamanaka Photo Credit: Jackie Yamanaka State Senator Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, had a local option sales tax bill drafted, even though past Legislatures have rejected such proposals. Phillips said what makes this proposal different is it would be temporary. The tax, to be enacted by local voters, would [...]

February 1st, 2017|