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Reaction to proposed local sales tax option

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Earlier this week we reported the group called ACT will lobby for issues that it states will benefit business and community growth. A proposed local sales tax option is a measure which is expected to be pushed in the next legislative session.

The bill would limit an option tax to 3% and would limit the life of a local tax to no more than 10 years. Some Billings chamber members say the tax revenue raised would stay within the community.

If lawmakers approve it, communities like Billings would have to propose projects with the tax tied to them. Voters within those communities would have to vote in favor of the proposal.

We reached out to Governor Bullock and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte to get their reaction about the proposed local sales tax option. They both talked about their thoughts on a statewide general sales tax. (watch the video above to get their reaction)

Kris Carpenter, who's the owner of Sanctuary Spa and Salon in Billings, says she believes in the proposed local option sales tax.

Carpenter says this proposal, if put into law, will allow her to hire new employees as she looks to expand her business.

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