Has Montana really solved its housing crisis?

Montana, like much of the country, is experiencing a housing crisis. At the start of 2020, the value of a typical home here was $282,277; now it’s $453,567. Such rapid changes prompted Gov. Greg Gianforte to appoint a bipartisan housing task force in summer 2022. The group’s recommendations led the state Legislature to pass a…

Montana Supreme Court says counties wrong on 95-mill tax issue

The Montana Supreme Court ruled against Montana county governments in a dispute over the Montana Department of Revenue’s authority to order the full collection of the 95-mill state-level school equalization levy, a formerly obscure piece of tax bills that became a flashpoint as state and local officials contended with frustration over rising property taxes.

Judge halves wolf trapping season to protect grizzlies

In a 25-page order, U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy wrote that the Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Citizen Task Force and WildEarth Guardians established “a reasonably certain threat of imminent harm to grizzly bears should Montana’s wolf trapping and snaring seasons proceed as planned.”


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