Poll: Economic Development Mill Levy

As we reported a couple of days ago, and as the Tribune reported yesterday, the GFDA is recommending that:

…Cascade County commissioners place a three-mill economic development levy before county voters this spring during a special election to generate $450,000 a year that can be used to create more jobs.

It won’t be a large one:

A three-mill levy would add about $6 to the tax bill of a county resident owning a home valued at $150,000, Cascade County Budget Officer Mary Embleton said.

So, we thought we’d ask, will you support this levy?

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7 Replies to “Poll: Economic Development Mill Levy”

  1. I’m tired of our taxes going up every year!
    If the schools would quit asking for and receiving money all the time, it might be a different story.
    We , the citizens, voted in the lottery to take care of school funding. As far as I know it isn’t being used.
    There are a lot of us on fixed incomes and we never get raises!!


  2. Having just spent over 2 hours reading about Calumet, and reviewing the 2017 City budget, I am voting no.


    1. Should say City and County budgets.


  3. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert January 28, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    The seemingly ‘endless’ fees, taxes, levies and ‘charges’ is like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ to many on fixed incomes. As a rancher, we’re facing severe low commodity prices along with the farmers, and Ag is No. 1 in MT, and I can’t get a ‘levy’ but what would this levy DO for the farm and ranch community? I’d like to know exactly. I’m glad to pay property taxes, livestock tax and even support 10 cents a gallon increase on fuel (yes, Ag uses a lot) that MUST be used only for infrastructure to include COUNTY roads that are part of our vital ‘farm to market’ roads.


  4. Michael J Winters January 29, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Dang it “Enough is enough” Let those who need more finance do more the raise it themselves–and NOT on the backs of those of who are on fixed income or work two or three jobs to make our ends meet at the end of the month ! Let them take a hard look at their own efficiency and find ways to cut their costs while doing being more productive, including take a look at their own wages.


  5. One article talking about tax abatement…the next talking about tax application. Obviously the “middle man” is not being efficient, again.


  6. Lt. Colonel (Retired, Army) Richard Liebert February 1, 2017 at 7:26 PM

    More ‘good news’ MT PSC FAILED to halt pass on TAX to NW Energy ratepayers (Hostages) where we will NOW suffer an automatic rate increase (TAX) of 5.8 percent! So, who can afford another ‘Cut’ with with more mills?


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