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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unnamed corporate suitors are courting the Optimum/Bresnan cable business in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah and the parent company said it may sell.
Twenty-nine Montana counties, including Yellowstone, owe at least $5.6 million for 2010 to Bresnan Communications, now called Optimum, in a tax dispute.
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.
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.
HELENA - Montana Lottery officials say an Arlington, Wash., man claimed a $50,000 Powerball prize won with a ticket he purchased in Great Falls.
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.
A resolution establishing a “complete streets” policy for the city of Billings won the unanimous approval of the City Council Monday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes are coming for Bresnan cable television subscribers.
If Scott Turner's projections are correct, tax protests in Yellowstone County will approach $44 million by mid-2013.
All political parties need to stop the “government by the week” gridlock in Washington, D.C., said Billings Realtor Howard Sumner.
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.