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By Marti Liechty
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

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Legislative Preview 2018 Growing cities, ‘gateway’ communities make pitch for local sales taxes


December 26, 2018

A sales tax in Montana has been a political lightning rod for years, but more voices are pushing the idea of allowing cities and communities to adopt a local version in an effort to reduce property taxes.

Montana is one of only five states that does not impose a general or local sales tax and fast-growing communities fighting increasing housing costs and tourist destinations plan to argue they...

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