Big Box Tax Narrowly Fails In Montana

A bill to tax large-scale retail stores draws surprisingly broad support.
August 1, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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In April, the Montana legislature narrowly defeated a bill to levy a tax on the revenue of big box retailers. Supporters said the measure was needed because big box retailers use state services, pay low wages, and siphon money out of Montana. "Few Montanans have overt sympathy for multi-billion dollar giants that extract large sums of money from the state's economy," wrote Rep. Michael Lange, a Republican from Billings, in an op-ed supporting the tax.

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Published on Friday, July 25, 2003 in New Rules Project
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