401(K) 2012/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) A state judge has ruled a new law requiring Montana’s Attorney General to warn voters if a proposed ballot initiative would hurt businesses does not apply to ones that would amend the state constitution. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports.
With signature gathering continuing to put Constitutional Initiative 121 on the ballot both sides of the issue are ramping up their public appeals. Working for its adoption former state legislator Matthew Monforton said this recently on Voices of Montana.
Signature gathering continues to put Constitutional Initiative 121 on the November ballot for voters to decide on. Former state legislator Mathew Monforton one of the leaders of the CI-121 ballot initiative recently on Voices of Montana explained why his group feels this will help alleviate the growing property tax burden.
A lawsuit filed last week challenging a new ballot initiative that would cap residential property taxes argues further review is needed before Montanans should be allowed to vote on it. Senate Minority Leader Jill Cohenour believes it would be in the state’s best interest to leave it off the ballot and to educate taxpayers on what property tax...