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  • What you should know about property tax appraisals

    Sen. Greg Hertz - R, Montana Senate|Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Property tax appraisals are currently arriving in the mail. It’s important to review the valuation and appeal it if you do not agree with the valuation. The appeal instructions are in the letter that was mailed to you. You only have 30 days, so do not wait. If the value of your property increased by 30 percent that does not mean your taxes will increase by 30 percent. However, generally if the value of your property increased, most likely your taxes will be increasing. Property tax calculations are complex and understood...

  • Guest opinion: We need more housing

    Sen. Greg Hertz - R, Polson|Updated Feb 24, 2022

    Montana has been discovered. We were the second-fastest-growing state in the country last year. Our rapidly increasing population presents many challenges and opportunities, and it's also driving a lot of unease among many of us who've lived here for a long time. Whether you love it or hate it, that growth looks like it's going to keep happening for a while. We need to deal with that reality and reform many policies very quickly to respond to it, especially when it comes to...

  • Op-Ed: Biden's Corporate tax hikes will affect working class

    Sen. Greg Hertz - R, Montana SD6, Polson|Updated Oct 6, 2021

    (Sept. 29) This month, U.S. Senators began the markup of Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution package. This rubber-meets-road moment seems to have given pause to some in their party whose votes will be needed to get a bill through Congress and across the President's desk.   Among them is Montana's Senator Jon Tester. The President and the progressive left members of Congress have proposed financing the Administration's marquee spending bill largely by raising the...