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Montana ranks fifth in annual tax climate ranking

Montana finished fifth in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Braxton Mitchell Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Montana state house candidate, Braxton Mitchell, (district 3), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

State Fund CEO is highest-paid public employee in Montana

Laurence Hubbard, president and CEO of the Montana State Fund, earned $342,308 in 2018, making Hubbard the highest-paid public employee in Montana last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Montana to reach $551,314 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Montana arts agencies are projected to reach $551,314 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 52 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Montana levies a total tax on lodging of 7%

Hotel room bills in Montana tack on a total state lodging tax of 7 percent, the 14th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

447 borrowers in Montana filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Montana who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 447, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$71.3 million in federal research dollars flowed to Montana in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Montana totaled $71.3 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Montana received $1.9 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $1,926,687 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Montana, the eighth lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Strong Support for Term Limits on Congress in Montana’s At-Large District

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises Debra Lamm, 2020 U.S. House candidate for Montana (at-large), for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Montana 2-year college students pay $3,730 in tuition and fees

Montana two-year colleges charged students $3,730 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 14th lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

The one U.S. House member from Montana makes $174,000 annually

The single U.S. House of Representatives member representing Montana draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Montana 4-year university tuitions jumped 19% over 15 years

Montana four-year public university tuition and fees went from $6,053 in 2004-05 to $7,204 in 2019-20, the fourth smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Montana legislators make base salary of $92.46 per day

State lawmakers in Montana now draw a base salary of $92.46 per day, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Montana community college tuitions jumped 18.4% over 15 years

Montana two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,205 in 2004-05 to $3,796 in 2019-20, the sixth smallest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Montana governor makes annual salary of $118,397

The governor of Montana now draws a yearly salary of $118,397, the 11th lowest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Montana K-12 schools spent $1.8 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Montana spent an estimated $1.8 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 1.4 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Montana children in foster care numbered 3,946 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Montana at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 3,946, a 2.4 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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