The 2021 Legislature continues to move through the process of reviewing and adopting (or rejecting) legislation. This week, Governor Gianforte announced his package of bills aimed at attracting businesses and their associated high-paying jobs to Montana.
These bills propose a number of measures including adjustments to the personal income tax, capital gains exemptions, tax incentives for training trades employees, and increasing the exemption for the business equipment tax.
The Missoula Chamber's government affairs committee is busy reviewing these proposals as the bill language is released. The committee has met regularly over the past couple weeks to respond to requests for advocacy support. One of the good things to come out of the pandemic is our greater understanding of, and use of video conferencing technology. This allows the Government Affairs Committee to pull together special meetings quickly and be more nimble in responding to advocacy needs during the fast-moving legislative session.