Schweitzer rejects call for special session
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Gov. Brian Schweitzer has rejected a request from a Realtor's group that he call a special legislative session to address some large property tax increases based on the latest reappraisal. The Northwest Montana Association of Realtors sent a letter to Schweitzer on Monday. It was written by the group's government affairs director, John Sinrud, a former Republican legislator from Bozeman who made the letter public Wednesday. Sinrud's letter said many businesses and home owners are shocked by large tax increases. "Some property owners may be forced out of their homes due to the un...