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Dollar’s value in Montana ranks 24th highest among the 50 states, study finds

Montana finished 24th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Helena ranks the most dangerous of Montana cities, study finds

Helena was ranked the most dangerous city in Montana in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Montana ranks 33rd best for police officers, study finds

Montana was ranked 33rd in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Montana City ranks the richest of Montana towns, study finds

Montana City was ranked the richest town in Montana in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Montana ranks 10th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Montana finished 10th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Montana ranks 37th highest for state tax collections per capita

Montana finished 37th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

Conrad ranks the poorest of Montana towns, study finds

Conrad was ranked the poorest town in Montana in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small communities with high poverty rates and financial hardships.

Advanced closure of Colstrip Units 1 and 2 draws concern from Montana Chamber of Commerce

The decision to advance the closure of Units 1 and 2 of the Talen Montana-owned Colstrip Power Plant three years ahead of the scheduled date has drawn the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s concern.

By the Numbers: Montana is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Montana, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Montana ranks 30th in hospital safety analysis

Montana finished 30th in a ranking for hospital safety issues such as preventable errors and infections, according to spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades given to more than 2,600 hospitals nationwide.

Blaine County ranks the poorest of Montana counties, study finds

Blaine County was ranked the poorest county in Montana in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the least affluent regions in all 50 states.

Analysis: Richland County has fastest growing local economy in Montana

Richland County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Montana in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Walmart rated top employer in Montana, study finds

Walmart employs 4,622 workers in Montana, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Montana ranks 24th highest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Montana finished 24th among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Montana finishes 29th on best state ranking

Montana was ranked the 29th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Big Horn County residents is highest in Montana

Big Horn County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Montana, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Montana is 3rd lowest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Montana ranks third in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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