Hill County Commission votes to amend school levy
Commission joins with other countries in conflict with Gov. Gianforte over rising property taxes
Last updated 10/6/2023 at 12:24pm
The Hill County Commission voted Thursday to amend their public school levy from 95 mills to 77.9 mills, bucking Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Department of Revenue, which directed the counties to collect the full 95 mills in an apparent break with tradition for Hill County.
For many years the county has collected 95 mills for the state’s school equalization efforts, which supports schools in lower income areas, but a spike in property valuations has caused the value of those mills to rise dramatically.
Counties across the state, including Hill County, have argued that the dramatic increase i...