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Revenue And Transportation Interim Committee

Revenue director outlines reappraisal schedule

HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas on Thursday gave an interim legislative committee an update of Montana’s next reappraisal of residential and commercial property and a preview of some trends.

June 27, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Check up on lawmakers between legislative sessions

Before Montana lawmakers went home in April, they decided that they should do lots of studies over the next 18 months.

June 07, 2013 12:10 amLoading…
Republican legislators push through new revenue estimating method

Republican legislators push through new revenue estimating method

HELENA — The Republican majorities on the Joint Rules Committee on Monday pushed through a new way to set a revenue estimate if a deadlocked legislative interim panel can’t agree on the key number.

December 04, 2012 6:55 amLoading…

Revenue tops estimates by $268 million

HELENA — The state general fund’s preliminary ending fund balance for the fiscal year that ended June 30 was $457.1 million, or $268.2 million more than the 2011 Legislature had projected, the Legislature’s chief revenue forecaster said Thursday.

September 13, 2012 7:32 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: DOR fires up Montana property tax protests

In an Aug. 22 Billings Gazette article, Gov. Brian Schweitzer indicated centrally assessed companies were preparing to float legislation that would cut their property taxes in half. This is interesting since no bill on this subject has been brought forward or proposed to the Revenue and Tran…

September 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Revenue looking at 2-year property reappraisal cycles

HELENA — The state Revenue Department will ask the 2013 Legislature to authorize it to reappraise residential, commercial, agricultural and forest property across the state every two years to replace the current six-year reappraisal cycles.

July 19, 2012 6:06 pmLoading…

Lawmakers discuss ways to improve revenue estimating

HELENA — Nearly three dozen legislators and staff brainstormed Wednesday on ways to improve the accuracy of their revenue estimates and to involve more lawmakers in the process.

December 07, 2011 7:40 pmLoading…

Lawmakers get mixed news on budget, taxes

HELENA — Legislators received both good news and bad news Wednesday about the state’s general fund revenue picture.

September 15, 2010 5:40 pmLoading…

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