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Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Montana estimated at 21.3%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Montana is 21.3 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Montana ranks 38th best in new economic outlook analysis

Montana finished 38th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Montana ranks 21st best on corporate tax study

Montana finished 21st in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Missouri among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Missouri was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Montana job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Montana is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.2 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Montana lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Montana would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

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.

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