All but seven counties join revolt over '95 mill' school tax

Related lawsuits from education advocates and county association are now pending before the Montana Supreme Court


Last updated 10/30/2023 at 11:54am

by Eric Dietrich

Montana Free Press

This story is adapted from the MT Lowdown, a weekly newsletter digest containing original reporting and analysis published every Friday. It was originally published under the title “The Viz.”

According to information supplied last week by the Montana Association of Counties, 49 of Montana’s 56 counties, including Blaine, Chouteau, Hill and Liberty, have chosen to buck a directive from the administration of Gov. Greg Gianforte by scaling back their collections of a state-level school funding property tax.

The dispute stems from differing interp...

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