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Articles with the Tag: Montana Legislature

Five ways to lower MT residential property taxes

MONTANA — Homeowners across Montana received a nasty shock in the mail last month, coming in the form of state property reappraisal notices that generally indicated the 2023 valuations used to calculate property taxes have spiked over the two-year reappraisal cycle. It’s unlikely those valuati...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

Nearly all working-age Montanans, more than half the state’s total population, are getting some welcome news this month: the state is sending them money.  Let’s be clear. The money being sent to over 530,000 Montanans is their own money. Montana collected more income taxes, the primary so...

State-Tribal relations interim committee meeting held

News from the MT State Legislature HELENA — The State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee (STRC) will hold its first meeting of the interim beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, in Room 137 of the Montana Capitol and via Zoom. The committee will elect officers and chart its course for the inte...

Conservation license required to access most state lands

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks HELENA — Working with the 68th Legislature, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) simplified licensing requirements on state lands as part of Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Re...

Say farewell to the Flathead Basin Commission

News from the Flathead Basin Commission MONTANA — Passed during the 2023 Montana Legislative Session, Senate Bill 83 effectively created the Western Montana Conservation Commission (WMCC) with the purpose of protecting the existing high quality of western Montana’s aquatic resources. Initiat...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

Property tax appraisals are currently arriving in the mail. It’s important to review the valuation and appeal it if you do not agree with the valuation. The appeal instructions are in the letter that was mailed to you. You only have 30 days, so do not wait. If the value of your property increased by...

Legislative Notes

We would wager that nearly every Montana family has struggled in some way with mental health, diabetes, or postpartum health care. The 2023 Legislature made unprecedented investments in all three of those areas that together will positively impact families in every corner of our state.  Not only did ...

Former Rep. Danny Tenenbaum kicks off State Senate campaign Former Rep. Danny Tenenbaum kicks off State Senate campaign

News from Danny Tenenbaum MISSOULA — Former Montana Rep. Danny Tenenbaum kicks off his campaign for Senate District 46 this week. Senate District 46 includes urban and rural communities in Missoula, Sanders, and Lake counties. Tenenbaum currently works for the Confederated Salish & Kootenai...

Montana parents and teachers bring suit to prevent school privatization

Rylee Sommers-Flanagan Upper-Seven Law HELENA — On Wednesday, June 14, a group of individual and organizational plaintiffs, including the Montana Quality Education Coalition, the League of Women Voters of Montana, Billings public schoolteacher and parent Jessica Felchle, Kalispell public schooltea...

Montana Democrats pass bill to lower childcare costs

News from Hannah VanHoose, Montana House Democrats’ Chief of Staff  HELENA — During the week of June 12, legislation championed by Montana Democrats to invest in Montana’s small businesses and workforce by increasing access to affordable childcare was signed into law. HB 648, spon...

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