Billings City Council should put priority on local control

Source: Billings Gazette December 1, 2016 Gazette Editorial Board Image Credit: Thom Bridge/Billings Gazette Montanans have extremely limited options for building up their cities and counties. State laws, enacted by the Legislature and governor every two years, control how local government is allowed to raise revenue. Yet it’s the city council members and county commissioners [...]

December 1st, 2016|

Whitefish resort tax August surge provides homeowners relief

Source: NBC Montana November 4, 2016 Image Credit: NBC Montana NBC Montana recently featured some positive news about the Whitefish Resort Tax. With unexpectedly high revenues from the past summer tourist season, property owners will see an extra $30,000 of property tax relief. Please check out the video by clicking the link below. Watch the Video

November 14th, 2016|

Area economic development officials hear tax proposal

By Ashley Roness Source: Miles City Star Online November 8, 2016 Photo Credit: After Thursday’s meeting of the Miles City Area Economic Development Council (MCAEDC) representatives from the Billings Chamber of Commerce and the Big Sky Economic Development Administration (EDA) presented information on a Local Option Tax. A Local Option Tax is a maximum 3 [...]

November 14th, 2016|

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|