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Urgent: DOR Meeting to Discuss SB 56

Posted Date: 
May 13, 2014
Contact: 
Harold Blattie, Executive Director, Montana Association of Counties

Important Notice to Montana County Commissioners and Treasurers

There will be a meeting held June 17 in Helena to discuss the policy and technical aspects regarding DOR wanting counties to assume the responsibility of entering "fee-based specials."

2014 Water Rights in Montana Handbook

Posted Date: 
May 8, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

The Environmental Quality Council and Water Policy Interim Committee have just completed updating the publication, Water Rights in Montana.

Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - University Enrollments

Posted Date: 
May 7, 2014

This week's chart shows Montana University System student full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollments by public institution type.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Insurance Taxes and Fees

Posted Date: 
April 30, 2014

The chart from the Legislative Fiscal Division for this week shows state revenue from insurance taxes and fees.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Water Committee Focuses on Water Court Role

Posted Date: 
April 28, 2014
Contact: 
Jason Mohr, Water Policy Interim Committee Staff

Montana’s Water Court may need a makeover, members the Water Policy Interim Committee are expected to hear in May.

Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Light Vehicle Registrations

Posted Date: 
April 23, 2014

The Legislative Fiscal Division has a new chart for this week.  The chart shows the number of light vehicle registrations and the age of registered vehicles in Montana. To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Oil Tax Revenues

Posted Date: 
April 16, 2014

This week's chart from the Legislative Fiscal Division shows oil production in Montana and the price, plus the oil tax revenues collected by the state.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Oil Wells & Rigs

Posted Date: 
April 9, 2014

The chart for this week from the Legislative Fiscal Division shows completed oil wells, non-productive oil wells and the average number of drilling rigs (annually) since 2002.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Small Breweries

Posted Date: 
April 2, 2014

The Legislative Fiscal Division has produced a chart for this week that shows the increase in small breweries and the changing effective excise tax rate in Montana.   To see the chart, follow the link below.

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Legislative Fiscal Division Chart - Biennial Appropriations

Posted Date: 
March 26, 2014

The chart this week on biennial appropriations was extracted from a longer report provided to the Legislative Finance Committee.  The report explaining the methodology used to develop this chart should be read to gain a greater understanding of the information provided in the chart.  To see the chart, follow the link below.

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