Every year, local governments across Montana find new ways to get more of our money. We recognize that as population and inflation go up, so does the cost of maintaining essential government services. But local governments in Montana's largest cities have far exceeded that spending level.
Along with raising general taxes, they've raised permit fees, special district assessments, Tax Increment Financing, and many more hidden taxes.
Montanans like you are being taxed out of their homes all because local governments cannot prioritize their spending habits. As a taxpayer, you are the backbone of the state government, and it is time you were treated like it.
That's why it's time for state legislators to pass H.B. 324 and bring a Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) to Montana! Colorado has an extraordinarily successful TABOR that reins in this behavior, and it can do the same here.
Tell your legislator to vote for TABOR in Montana by supporting HB 324!