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Senator Tester Highlights Senate Work Done In 2021

As 2021 wraps up, many of us take a look back at our accomplishments throughout the year and Senator Jon Tester is no exception. He recently reflected on what work he is most proud of from Washington D.C. this year. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-30_1237.mp3

Fifteen Tax Credits To Expire After 2021

Fifteen Tax Credits will no longer be available to claim by Montana taxpayers after the 2021 tax year. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports the Alternative Energy System Credit is among those that were repealed during this year’s legislature. https://northernbroadcasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/12-30_1137.mp3

Local Producers Voice Concerns Over Build Back Better Bill

As the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better bill continues to get negotiated in Washington, many Montanans are voicing their concerns over possible inflation resulting from it affecting their livelihoods. Susan Lake is a crop producer in Ronan and recently gave an example of inflation already impacting rural Montana. https://northernbroadc...

Charitable Tax Deductions Expire Friday

Tax deductions for charitable donations expire this Friday and while charitable giving has been up in recent years, this is due mostly to generous mega-donors with smaller donations going down. Liz Moore is the Executive Director of Montana Nonprofit Association and says this is due to a tax reform in 2017 that doubled the standard tax deducti...

Montana Set To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Jan. 1

With legal recreational marijuana sales to begin Saturday in Montana knowing what you can possess is important. A person is allowed up to 1 ounce of marijuana. Possession of more than 1 but less than 2 ounces could mean a possible $500 fine for a third or subsequent offense. Possession of any greater amount remains a felony as it was before th...

Yellowstone Club Founder Seeking Millions In Bankruptcy Damages

Yellowstone Club co-founder Tim Blixseth is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court to award him attorney fees and compensation for damages that he claims total nearly $300 million. In June a U.S. bankruptcy judge upheld court decisions that the state of Montana lacked legal standing to file an involuntary bankruptcy petition nearly a decade ago agains...

Public Comment Available For Next Year’s Hunting Districts

Proposed adjustments to hunting district boundaries season structures and license and permit types in 2022-2023 hunting regulations are out for public comments until January 21st.  Biennial season-setting occurs every other year and covers most hunted wildlife species excluding wolves and furbearers. The changes are part of an effort by the de...