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|

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|