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  • Representative Marta Bertoglio Update - Senate Bill 442 and the Supplemental Property Tax Bill

    MARTA BERTOGLIO, Montana State Representative|May 8, 2024

    Politics can be a messy business, and the timing of our supplemental tax bill, with its paragraph blaming the Governor's office and Legislature during an election cycle, along with the timing of the veto override of SB 442, concerns me. While I try to avoid the "politics" in politics, I feel compelled to address these issues. To begin, I would like to express my reasons for supporting the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 442, a bill that would have allowed marijuana tax revenue to be used for...

  • Legislative Update: Representative Marta Bertoglio: Property Taxes

    MARTA BERTOGLIO, Montana Representative|Jul 26, 2023

    When I opened my Department of Revenue (DOR) appraisal notice I, like many of you, was shocked by the increase in my property tax estimate. Even though I read on the first page, “THIS IS NOT YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL”, I was still concerned. I understand the angst and confusion regarding this process because property owners question the accuracy of the fair market value and secondly the possible increase in their property taxes. Please remember that property taxes are local. This means that local s...

  • Legislative Update: Representative Marta Bertoglio

    MARTA BERTOGLIO|Mar 15, 2023

    March 3rd marked the halfway point of the 68th Legislative session. We heard hundreds of bills in committee and on the House floor. The last week was filled with long hours and high emotion as legislators fought for their legislative priorities. Here are a few takeaways from our session thus far: Key pieces of legislation have passed both chambers and will be sent to the Governor. These include a property tax rebate of $1000 to residential property owners paid out in 2024 and 2025, and an...

  • Legislative Update: Representative Marta Bertoglio

    MARTA BERTOGLIO, Montana State Representative|Feb 1, 2023

    The 2023 legislative session has begun. The House of Representatives is off to a productive start for the people of Montana. Many of the bills heard thus far are part of Governor Gianforte’s “Red Tape Relief Initiative” to delete laws no longer used and also to streamline how business is accomplished within state agencies. Legislative committees have had hearings on important bills. The first one was HR-1. This defined how we as legislators conduct the business of the House for the people of Mo...