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.
With the settlement of several major tax disputes, millions of dollars in protested taxes have been distributed throughout Yellowstone County in one-time payments.
HELENA — Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said Monday that no citizen initiatives obtained enough voter signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
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.
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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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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Between family, work and serving in the Montana Legislature, Jonathan McNiven stays quite busy.
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.
“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.
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.
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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.