Resolution #2012-1 General Principles

Local governments provide the services and facilities that are the foundation of the Montana economy.  Our cities and towns are among the best places in the country to live and work, raise a family and operate a business.  The League of Cities and Towns is committed to preserving and promoting…

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Resolution #2012-2 Entitlement Program

The 2011 Legislature, operating under the shadow of a suspicious $240-million budget deficit, flat lined entitlement payments for cities, towns and counties for the current two-year fiscal cycle.  House Bill 495 also revised the formula for calculating the annual growth factor that is applied to entitlement payments.  The new law…

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Resolution #2012-4 Competitive Bid Limits

Under current law, which was last amended in 2007, cities and towns must ask for competitive bids on construction contracts and equipment and supply purchases that exceed $50,000.  These limits add costs and complications to projects and make it more difficult to do business with local contractors and suppliers. Recommendation: …

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