Most counties would love to be in Yellowstone County's shoes. We have a $100 million budget, a double A+ bond rating, adequate reserves and very little debt. I take great pride in showcasing a well-managed local government. Would it not be great if our federal government could make that clai…
Two weeks ago, a Gazette opinion urged Montana voters to scrutinize Charter Communication’s effort to cut its taxes by proposing Initiative 172.
HELENA — The MEA-MFT union has asked the Montana Supreme Court to throw out a ballot measure by Charter Communications to reclassify its property for tax purposes and block a tax hike exceeding 300 percent.
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels tax.
WILLISTON, N.D. — City commissioners in Williston are considering imposing a 1 percent dining and lodging tax to fund downtown parking improvements and other upgrades, possibly even paving the way for a convention center.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Riverton's mayor says an effort to increase the state's beer tax for the first time in nearly 80 years is fighting the perception that it's intended to just help Fremont County.
It started out as an ambitious plan. Sen. Max Baucus’ “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, low…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.
Montana tax officials say property owners with damage to their homes or forestlands from recent natural disasters can apply for property tax relief.
U.S. Sen. Max Baucus turned to Montanans for federal tax reform recommendations Friday, one day after notifying fellow lawmakers that they’ll have to defend tax breaks they intend to keep.
As with any legislative session, there are high and low points, drama, heartbreak and joy. The 2013 session was no exception.
CASPER, Wyo. — A new report slaps Wyoming for its lack of freedom, but even one of its authors admits the report's conclusions are odd.
CHEYENNE — A effort by Wyoming to collect more taxes from online travel companies such as Travelocity, Expedia and Priceline for hotel bookings will likely end up in court.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's one-of-a-kind wind power production tax generated only a drop in the bucket's worth of revenue for the state and counties in 2012.
CASPER, Wyo. — A tax settlement between the state and a wind company will cost Converse County more than $800,000 in revenue — cuts that will hit library, hospital and school budgets.
HELENA — The House Taxation Committee on Monday approved and sent to the House floor for debate two Republican bills to cut property taxes by millions of dollars, but it is sitting on Gov. Steve Bullock’s $400-per-homeowner tax rebate plan.
HELENA — Industry representatives lined up Wednesday to a support a proposal to lower the state’s property tax rate on pollution control equipment.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A proposal to raise the state fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon moved closer to reality Wednesday when a Senate committee voted 4-1 in favor the legislation.