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Senate Taxation Committee

Panel kills tax bills to help lower-income people

HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate Taxation Committee on Tuesday rejected three Democratic bills aimed at helping low- and moderate-income Montanans.

March 19, 2013 6:57 pmLoading…
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.

March 16, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Bill seeks tax hike for wealthy, cut for others

Bill seeks tax hike for wealthy, cut for others

HELENA — Swimming against the tide of a tax-cutting, Republican-controlled Legislature, a Democratic senator wants to raise state income taxes on Montana’s highest-income earners.

March 13, 2013 1:59 pm Photos

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Van Dyk offers bill to provide tax credit to renters

Van Dyk offers bill to provide tax credit to renters

HELENA — A Billings senator wants to provide a one-time income tax credit to renters of up to $250.

March 06, 2013 6:58 pmLoading…
Revenue, Legislature working on reappraisal measure, which won't come cheap

Revenue, Legislature working on reappraisal measure, which won't come cheap

HELENA — State Revenue Director Mike Kadas said Wednesday that his agency is working with lawmakers on a bill that would require the state to reappraise property, for tax purposes, every two years instead of every six.

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Bill allows mediation on property value disputes

Bill allows mediation on property value disputes

HELENA — Representatives of a number of Montana industries backed a bill Tuesday to allow property owners to go to mediation if they dispute the state Revenue Department’s assessed valuation of their property.

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GOP leader proposes tax cut bill

GOP leader proposes tax cut bill

HELENA — A top Republican leader is proposing to cut state income tax revenues by from $90 million to up to $120 million a year, a move he said would help stimulate the Montana economy.

January 30, 2013 10:53 am Photos

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No one testifies against bill to cut business equipment tax

No one testifies against bill to cut business equipment tax

HELENA — Business groups turned out Wednesday to support a Republican senator’s bill to further reduce the state’s property tax on business equipment.

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Pay increase plan tops legislative hearings next week

Pay increase plan tops legislative hearings next week

HELENA — A hearing on a proposed pay raise for state employees headlines the House and Senate schedule this week for the Montana Legislature.

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Senate panel adopts revenue estimate

Senate panel adopts revenue estimate

HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee on Friday unanimously approved a three-year revenue estimate that is within 1 percent, or $61.9 million, of what the Bullock administration projected.

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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.

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Democrats to announce own improved revenue estimates

HELENA — Senate Democrats have called a press conference for Wednesday morning to present their own revised revenue estimates that will be higher than what the legislative revenue estimates are.

February 15, 2011 6:43 pmLoading…

Assisted suicide, marijuana, health care on tap this week at Legislature

HELENA — Assisted suicide, medical marijuana and more attempts to block health-care reform are among the items on tap this week at the Montana Legislature.

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