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

By WALTER SCHWEITZER
Montana Farmers Union President 

Op-Ed CI-121: Putting Communities & Family Farms At Risk

 

April 20, 2022



Know the consequences before signing the petition to put CI-121 on the November ballot. At face value, CI-121 and freezing your residential property taxes may sound like a good idea. But if you further investigate the details of this misleading ballot initiative, you will find several adverse consequences.

What is CI-121? It is a ballot initiative proposing a constitutional amendment that would freeze residential property value at the 2019 level and changes the assessed value to the acquisition value when purchased. This concept is not new and not from Montana. It is based on a California i...



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