Collection of signatures can continue on the property tax initiative | app


HELEN, Mont. (AP) — A new law that requires Montana’s attorney general to warn voters if a proposed ballot initiative would harm businesses does not apply to ballot measures that would change the state’s constitution, a judge ruled. ‘State.

Helena District Court Judge Chris Abbott’s Wednesday ruling allows signature collection to continue for a constitutional initiative that seeks to cap residential property taxes at 1% of assessed value and limit annual changes in assessments, thereby limiting residential property tax changes.

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