The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Freddy Monares and Cole Grant
UM Community News Service 

In final week of Legislature, lawmakers pass school repair fund, Real ID bill and trimmed 'Ferarri tax'


HELENA -- One of the final bills the Montana Legislature passed before adjourning would create a special state fund for major public school repairs.

Senate Bill 307 would, among other things, allow school districts to temporarily raise property taxes -- without putting it on a ballot -- in order to meet a state match for these repairs.

The bill had already passed the Legislature, but the governor returned it to the House with a with a different reporting date.

“It’s a good way to get local participation in this quality schools program,” said Rep. Rob Cook, R-Conrad during the House di...

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