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We need to fix the property taxes

I’m a lawyer and interested in politics. Fortunately, I’ve been able to stay out of Montana tax law for my career, except at a very high level. Is the tax fair? Does it hurt or help those who can least afford to pay? That’s what most democrats ask.

This changed when I, like all other Montana homeowners, got my reappraisal notice from Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Department of Revenue and learned my property values had skyrocketed.

That, itself, wasn’t news to me, as I watched property sales go out the roof post-pandemic, when out-of-state folks with hefty incomes swooped into Montana and bought homes...


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