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AG’s office defends legal sufficiency of Charter’s initiative

HELENA — The MEA-MFT’s recent challenge of the legal sufficiency of Charter Communication’s ballot initiative lacks merit and should be rejected by the Montana Supreme Court, Attorney General Tim Fox’s office said Monday.

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Attorney general reviewing language of ballot measure proposed by Charter

HELENA — Charter Communications is proposing a state ballot measure to reclassify cable television companies’ property in Montana for tax purposes and block a tax increase of more than 300 percent.

April 08, 2014 6:43 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County holds off disbursing Bresnan protested taxes

A recent Montana Supreme Court ruling that favored the state in a tax dispute with Bresnan Communications could enable Yellowstone County to disburse more than $5 million in protested property taxes and collect millions more in back taxes.

December 12, 2013 12:59 pmLoading…

Cable company’s property taxes before Supreme Court

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a multimillion-dollar dispute over the state Revenue Department’s changing of how Bresnan Communications’ properties were assessed for taxes.

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Commercial truck knocks out power to residents along Highway 312

Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-op sent nearly all of its utility workers to Highway 312 and Bitterroot Drive to fix a major power outage apparently caused when another commercial truck hit the lines about 11:55 a.m. Friday.

March 22, 2013 2:07 pmLoading…

Bresnan/Optimum may sell Western properties

Unnamed corporate suitors are courting the Optimum/Bresnan cable business in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah and the parent company said it may sell.

November 09, 2012 4:15 pm Related Loading…

Bresnan wins tax protest decision

Twenty-nine Montana counties, including Yellowstone, owe at least $5.6 million for 2010 to Bresnan Communications, now called Optimum, in a tax dispute.

July 09, 2012 5:15 pmLoading…
County-funded development agency helps local businesses, recruits new ones

County-funded development agency helps local businesses, recruits new ones

As CenturyLink completed the acquisition of Qwest Communications about a year ago, the Louisiana-based telecommunications company began looking for a new location for its regional headquarters serving Montana and Wyoming.

April 22, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Have You Heard: Major Heights remodeling effort almost finished

After a year of remodeling, most of it done by co-owner Rich Wrobel, The Stadium Club Sports Bar & Casino opened in Billings Heights in September, and the neighboring Stadium Casino opened Friday.

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Washington man claims $50K Powerball prize in Montana

HELENA - Montana Lottery officials say an Arlington, Wash., man claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize won with a ticket he purchased in Great Falls.

November 16, 2011 7:33 am Related Loading…

Montana Democrats broke campaign laws in 2008

Montana Democrats broke campaign disclosure laws in 2008 by using anonymous phone calls against a Billings Republican legislative candidate, the state’s political practices commissioner has ruled.

September 13, 2011 8:00 pmLoading…

'Complete streets' plan wins City Council approval

A resolution establishing a “complete streets” policy for the city of Billings won the unanimous approval of the City Council Monday night.

August 22, 2011 10:06 pmLoading…

City Council to consider 'complete streets' policy

The Billings City Council will be asked to pass a resolution adopting a "complete streets" policy when it meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall, 220 N. 27th St.

August 21, 2011 7:30 pmLoading…
Caveat emptor: Consumers should be vigilant during hard economic times

Caveat emptor: Consumers should be vigilant during hard economic times

Billings businessman and City Councilman Mark Astle had his check for $149.66 to pay for Internet and cable services cashed twice over two consecutive days in June.

July 31, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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California gold: Billings company joins rush to lure overtaxed California companies

California gold: Billings company joins rush to lure overtaxed California companies

A Billings company that has gone prospecting in the rich lodes of Silicon Valley is starting to unearth a few nuggets, and more success could be on the way if California technology companies continue to think that the grass may be greener elsewhere.

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McClure takes over reins at SBA office

McClure takes over reins at SBA office

The Small Business Administration will soon know what kind of assistance it can provide to Montana businesses that have sustained damage during a record-setting flood season, said Joe McClure, the federal agency’s new district director in Montana.

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Changes coming for Bresnan subscribers

Changes are coming for Bresnan cable television subscribers.

April 14, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

School districts, local government worry about tax protests

If Scott Turner's projections are correct, tax protests in Yellowstone County will approach $44 million by mid-2013.

April 12, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

Have You Heard: Housing should lead U.S. recovery, but not this time

All political parties need to stop the “government by the week” gridlock in Washington, D.C., said Billings Realtor Howard Sumner.

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Cablevision's 4Q profit jumps 45 percent

NEW YORK — Cablevision Systems Corp., the nation's fifth-largest cable company, said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter net income rose 45 percent, helped by its recent purchase of Bresnan Communications and a slight increase in phone and Internet customers.

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