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Tax-cap measure CI-121 and other initiatives will miss the fall ballot

Two other measures referred to voters by the Montana Legislature will run alongside general election candidates in November. But backers acknowledge at least three of four signature-gathering efforts have failed.

A proposed property tax cap and three other ballot initiatives supporters had hoped to put before Montana voters in November's general election are dead in the water after failing to meet signature-gathering thresholds, their respective backers have said.

The failed proposals included CI-121, which would have amended the state Constitution to dramatically reconfigure Montana's tax system by capping residential property taxes. That initiative, sponsored by Bozeman attorney Matt Monforton and State Auditor Troy Downing, had drawn opposition from organizations across Montana's political spectrum,...


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