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Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

Gazette opinion: A taxing decision for Billings voters

City finance director Pat Weber gave Billings good news Monday when he recommended a 2014 total property tax levy that is 10.58 mills less than last year.

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Yellowstone County distributes protested taxes

With the settlement of several major tax disputes, millions of dollars in protested taxes have been distributed throughout Yellowstone County in one-time payments.

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For 1st time since 1972, no citizen initiatives qualify for 2014 ballot

For 1st time since 1972, no citizen initiatives qualify for 2014 ballot

HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Monday that no citizen initiatives obtained enough voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

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Here’s a look at other major initiatives

HELENA — With the June 20 deadline to submit signatures fast approaching, only a group backing an initiative by Charter Communications to reverse a Montana Supreme Court decision and lower its property taxes is confident it will qualify for the November ballot.

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Gazette opinion: Initiative won't lower cable bills

Two weeks ago, a Gazette opinion urged Montana voters to scrutinize Charter Communication’s effort to cut its taxes by proposing Initiative 172.

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Gazette opinion: Don't be fooled by Charter's ballot initiative

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Montana Supreme Court rejects union's attempt to block I-172

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to declare a proposed initiative by Charter Communications legally defective and prevent it from being circulated for signatures or require the ballot statements to be replaced.

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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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MEA-MFT asks Supreme Court to block Charter tax initiative from ballot

HELENA — The MEA-MFT union has asked the Montana Supreme Court to throw out a ballot measure by Charter Communications to reclassify its property for tax purposes and block a tax hike exceeding 300 percent.

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Charter gets OK to circulate ballot measure

HELENA — Charter Communications on Tuesday cleared its last hurdle to begin gathering signatures for a ballot measure intended to reverse a large property tax increase on the company.

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AG’s office revises Charter’s ballot measure statement

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on Wednesday released a revised “statement of purpose” for an initiative proposed by Charter Communications and struck references to it reversing a 300 percent tax increase.

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Charter cable service frustrates Casper City Council

CASPER, Wyo. — City Council members voiced frustration over the cable service Casper customers are getting from Charter, but for the moment it looks like there is little they can do.

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Charter customers see internet slowdown, company says problem is fixed

Earlier this week, some Charter internet users in Colorado and Wyoming inadvertently downloaded viruses onto their computers, leading to network-wide slowdowns for users across three states, including Montana. 

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40 Under Forty: Jonathan McNiven, customer relations team lead, Charter Communications

40 Under Forty: Jonathan McNiven, customer relations team lead, Charter Communications

When he’s not working for Charter Communications, Jonathan McNiven runs his own business developing websites for small communities in the Billings area. On top of that, the married father of four also represents House District 44 in the Montana Legislature.

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Jonathan McNiven

Jonathan McNiven

Between family, work and serving in the Montana Legislature, Jonathan McNiven stays quite busy.

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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.

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KECI, other NBC stations go dark for DISH Network subscribers

“Ellen,” Jay Leno and “Sunday Night Football” are among the viewing casualties of a contract impasse between DISH Network and the media group that owns three television stations in western and southwestern Montana.

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Supreme Court rules against cable company in property tax case

Supreme Court rules against cable company in property tax case

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of the state Revenue Department in a dispute that will increase Bresnan Communications’ property taxes by millions of dollars.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Strategies for Success: Employee training, data backup can foil cyber terrorists

Last month we discussed some initial ideas on cyber hacking/cyber terrorism. This month we will go into more detail on this big threat to business and suggest steps on how you can preclude damage to your system.

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Castle Rock celebrates veterans with Gov. Bullock

Castle Rock celebrates veterans with Gov. Bullock

At the end of the assembly, the two dozen or so veterans gathered at Castle Rock Middle School as guests of honor, stood and shook hands with School District 2 officials and Gov. Steve Bullock and his staff. 

November 12, 2013 11:45 pm Photos



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