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Activist seeks to cap property taxes



A Kalispell man said he will try again to limit property tax increases with a constitutional initiative but is changing his strategy in hopes of getting it on the ballot next year. John McMenamin failed last year to get enough signatures for placing a measure on the ballot that would have capped homeowners' property tax increases at 1.5 percent a year. This time he is taking a different tact, proposing to limit increases in the assessed value at about 3 percent per year. To qualify for the 2010 ballot, McMenamin needs at least 48,674 voters' signatures and 10 percent of the tota...

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