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

By MARTI LIECHTY
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Major Support for Montana's public Universities Riding on 2018 Election Levy Vote

 

October 10, 2018



While talk of reductions at the University of Montana have grabbed a lot of the attention, the decisions Montanans make at the ballot box this fall may have much broader implications for the state's eight public higher education institutions.

Organizations and people around the state of Montana have been working to make sure that voters continue to support the property levy that has been a critical part of higher education support in the state since 1948.

The levy is a tax on property values. Montanans pay about 12 cents for every $1000 in assessed value, so the levy amounts to $24 a year...



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