Hill County considers bucking governor on taxes


Last updated 10/4/2023 at 11:32am

Mark Peterson

The Hill County Commission will vote Thursday on whether or not to amend their public school levy from 95 mills to 77.9 mills, potentially putting the county, along with many others statewide, at odds with the governor's office.

Gov. Greg Gianforte's Department of Revenue has directed counties to collect 95 mills of property tax to support state school equalization funding, the amount that has been levied for years, but many counties have said that, with the high property appraisals that come through this year, the dramatic rise in property taxes violates federal law that prevents local ta...

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