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Lawsuit seeks halt on signature gathering for property tax cap initiative

The backers of a constitutional initiative that would cap property tax increases on Montana homeowners have been cleared by Montana’s secretary of state to start gathering the signatures they need to have the initiative placed on the 2022 ballot. But a lawsuit filed Thursday argues that efforts by Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen and Attorney General Austin Knudsen to review the initiative failed to meet the letter of a new law requiring that ballot initiatives be screened for their potential impact on Montana businesses.