Senate Taxation Committee
HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate Taxation Committee on Tuesday rejected three Democratic bills aimed at helping low- and moderate-income Montanans.
HELENA — With Republicans spearheading the effort, legislators are seeking to cut taxes by nearly a half billion dollars.
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.
HELENA — A Billings senator wants to provide a one-time income tax credit to renters of up to $250.
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.
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.
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.
HELENA — Business groups turned out Wednesday to support a Republican senator’s bill to further reduce the state’s property tax on business equipment.
HELENA — A hearing on a proposed pay raise for state employees headlines the House and Senate schedule this week for the Montana Legislature.
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.
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.
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.
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.