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One Montana tax simplification bill survives

One Montana tax simplification bill survives

HELENA -- Only one income tax simplification bill survived Monday, although its Senate sponsor was not happy with a series of House committee amendments that boost the costs of his bill.

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House committee OKs bill to extend tax breaks to all new generation facilities

HELENA — The House Taxation Committee endorsed a bill Monday to extend to all new future electrical generating facilities —including coal and natural gas — the current tax breaks offered only to alternative-energy facilities such as wind.

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Some lawmakers say tax cut bills may be whittled down to meet budget needs

Some lawmakers say tax cut bills may be whittled down to meet budget needs

HELENA — With Republicans spearheading the effort, legislators are seeking to cut taxes by nearly a half billion dollars.

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Bill seeks to simplify Montana income taxes

Bill seeks to simplify Montana income taxes

HELENA — A House committee on Friday heard the Legislature’s third major proposal to overhaul Montana’s complex income tax system to make it easier for taxpayers to understand.

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Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

Appropriations Committee votes top week's hearings agenda

HELENA — Some key executive action is coming in committees this week and figures to top the legislative agenda.

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Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

Opponents rip into school choice tax credit bill

HELENA — State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Dennis Parman didn’t mince words Friday when he blasted supporters of this session’s major bill creating tax credits to help finance scholarships for kids attending private schools in Montana.

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Tax committee hears property tax cut bill and its rival $400 rebate plan

HELENA — The House Taxation Committee heard rival property tax bills Friday, one by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for a $400-per-homeowner rebate and the other a Republican plan to reduce taxes for homeowners and businesses alike.

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Lawmaker wants to simplify state income taxes

Lawmaker wants to simplify state income taxes

HELENA — A Great Falls legislator said Tuesday that he wants to simplify Montana’s individual income taxes and make it so married couples who filed their taxes jointly aren't penalized.

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Bills take aim at law used to create park district

Bills take aim at law used to create park district

Two state legislators from Billings have introduced bills to change the law used by the City Council to create a citywide park district in 2011 without putting the matter to a public vote.

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Legislative panel hits stalemate on revenue estimate

Legislative panel hits stalemate on revenue estimate

HELENA — A deadlocked interim legislative committee couldn’t agree Monday on a three-year estimate of projected revenue in the first such impasse since the process began in the early 1980s.

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Bill calls for referendum on returning some excess tax collections to voters

Bill calls for referendum on returning some excess tax collections to voters

HELENA — A bill heard Wednesday would let Montanans vote next year on whether they want to receive refunds of surplus state tax collections if those collections exceed a certain trigger.

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House sticks with analyst's revenue estimate

HELENA — Lawmakers have decided to stick with a revenue estimate from fiscal analysts that frees up about $40 million for the ongoing budget debate.

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Revenue forecaster reduces estimate

HELENA — The Legislature’s chief revenue forecaster on Wednesday projected higher state revenue collections over a three-year period, but not by as much as he estimated in February.

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Education subcommittee Republicans cut school funding

Education subcommittee Republicans cut school funding

HELENA — The Republican majority on an education subcommittee on Thursday cut $4 million in proposed state funding for programs such as those for gifted and talented students and providing vocational education, a move that jeopardizes an equivalent amount of federal money.

February 10, 2011 7:57 pm Photos

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Bill to eliminate business equipment property-tax gets mixed review

Bill to eliminate business equipment property-tax gets mixed review

HELENA — Representatives of business and agricultural groups on Wednesday supported a bill to eliminate the state's 3 percent property tax on business equipment, which brings in $90.5 million to state and local governments annually.

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CI-105 offers opportunity for meaningful tax reform

Death and taxes, the old adage goes, are the only two sure things in life. Well, at least death doesn’t get worse every time the Legislature meets.

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Republicans, Dems at odds over available money

HELENA - Republicans and Democrats can't even agree on how much money the state will have for its budget, setting up far bigger battles when lawmakers actually start deciding how to spend it.

February 05, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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