Friday, April 12, 2019

Consumer confidence is on the move, according to the University of Michigan’s preliminary results for March 2019, rebounding for the second straight month. Confidence rose from 91.2 in January, to 93.8 in February and up to 97.8 in March.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

It was dead once but now SB 183 – a bill that would explore the possibility of introducing historical horse racing gaming to Montana – has passed the Senate, and will be  taken up in its first hearing in the House on April 2.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

A bill designed to provide Montana commercial property owners with easier access to private funding for clean energy and efficiency upgrades passed second reading in the Senate today by a vote of 35 to 14.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Park County Judge Brenda Gilbert has thrown out a lawsuit that claimed the City of Bozeman violated state law by using public funds to campaign for the passage of a public safety mill levy to build a $40 million civic center.

Monday, April 08, 2019

The legislation upon which hopes of funding One Big Sky District were pinned had failed as of press time. SB 340, which would enable 406 Impacts Districts, had a tie vote in the Senate Taxation Committee which effectively killed the bill.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Devon Davidson, owner of MARS of Billings, has been named Montana SBA Small Business Person of the Year for 2019. Four other awards also go to Billings’ recipients, including Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year, Luke Osborne, Amanda Osborne

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Monday, April 08, 2019

 

Yellowstone County is the state’s most healthy county financially speaking, according to SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, as the result of a study that analyzed debt, bankruptcy, poverty and unemployment

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Monday, April 08, 2019

With the transmittal date of the Montana State Legislature, come and gone … here’s a brief update on a few bills from the Montana Farm Bureau.

Two bills (SB 97 & HB 271) aimed at stopping the construction of the TransCanada/XL

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Monday, April 08, 2019

Retail sales taxes are one of the more transparent ways to collect tax revenue. Sales taxes are easier to understand and consumers can see their tax burden printed directly on their receipts.

45 states and Washington, D.C. collect

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