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City Council can avoid a federal fine by self-reporting filing deficiencies

If the Billings City Council moves swiftly enough, the city can avoid paying civil penalties to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for late reporting on past bond issues.

November 17, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Council authorizes refinancing the bonds that built Dehler Park

Homeowners sometimes save themselves a few thousand dollars by refinancing their homes to lower their interest payments.

November 11, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

Monday's City Council meeting to discuss Heights land annexation

A hearing on a proposed annexation, another on the proposed removal of what’s known as a slope easement and a bond refund are the three main pieces of business before the Billings City Council Monday.

November 10, 2014 6:00 amLoading…
Public safety levy 101: Here's everything you need to know

Public safety levy 101: Here's everything you need to know

What’s being asked of taxpayers?

October 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Breaking down Billings public safety revenues

Gazette opinion: Breaking down Billings public safety revenues

Status quo isn’t good enough for Billings public safety services. Montana’s largest city must improve its police, fire and emergency dispatch services to meet growing demands from residents and visitors.

September 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

August 29, 2014 6:00 amLoading…

Council approves $278M budget, temporary permit

The Billings City Council unanimously approved a $277,674,633 budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year Monday.

June 09, 2014 8:29 pmLoading…

City attorney, library, 3 other departments to present budgets on Tuesday

Five departments will present their proposed 2014-15 budgets during the Billings City Council’s Tuesday work session.

May 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pat Weber and Jolene Lee of Sunset Construction

Pat Weber and Jolene Lee of Sunset Construction

Pat Weber and Jolene Lee, of Sunset Construction, show some of the hundreds of apartments they are building for Billings developer Cal Kunkel, who is betting big on the rental market.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Some homeowners could see tax bill cut by city proposal

A proposal that could lead to lower tax bills for hundreds of city residents — and result in substantial tax increases for a handful of developers — will be considered by the Billings City Council next week.

September 17, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…

Billings City Council to consider $260 million budget

The Billings City Council will be asked Monday night to approve a budget of nearly $260 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

June 09, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Billings' share of state pension deficit: $53 million

The director of finance for the city of Billings recently presented a sobering statistic to the City Council.

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Fire union leads off busy Billings contract season

Contract talks between the city of Billings and the union representing its firefighters opened Monday, kicking off what should be a busy season of negotiating.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…
Dehler now current on ballpark payments

Dehler now current on ballpark payments

The Billings businessman who donated $1 million to win naming rights to the city's new ballpark is now current on his payments.

November 13, 2012 4:55 pmLoading…
Dehler misses payment on ballpark naming rights, promises to make good next week

Dehler misses payment on ballpark naming rights, promises to make good next week

Jon Dehler, the Billings businessman who donated $1 million toward the baseball field now known as Dehler Park, is $50,000 behind in his payments to the city.

October 31, 2012 4:41 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

Gazette opinion: Revenue debate: Breaks ripple across tax base

When it comes to paying taxes, Yellowstone County property owners are in the same boat.

August 27, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: City gets good deal for taxpayers on library bonds

Gazette opinion: City gets good deal for taxpayers on library bonds

The city of Billings started the month with some wonderful financial news: The new public library is going to cost less than what voters agreed to pay last November.

August 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Parking budget OK for 2013, long-term plan needed

The Billings Parking Advisory Board heard good ideas this week for getting the downtown Parking Division out of a financial jam.

May 11, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

City finance director clarifies parking division budget

The Billings Parking Division may not have a financial plan, but Tuesday's advisory meeting shed some light on the projected deficit the division is facing.

May 08, 2012 10:38 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: City must solve long-term parking problem

The Billings Parking Division needs a new financial plan.

April 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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