Initiative 172: Statement in Response to Settlement Agreement
June 20, 2014 | Montana Budget and Policy Center
In response to the announcement of a settlement agreement between the Montana Department of Revenue and Charter Communications, Inc.
“The Montana Budget and Policy Center is glad that I-172 will not be on the November ballot, and Charter Communications will continue to pay its fair share as a centrally assessed telecommunications company going forward. The citizen’s ballot initiative should not be used by corporations to lower their taxes and shift responsibility onto local property tax payers. We are encouraged that millions in protested taxes held hostage by Charter’s tactics will now be released and can be put to good use by local governments and schools,” said Sarah Cobler Leow, Executive Director of Montana Budget and Policy Center.