Missoulian week in review: Local news recap for Sept. 2-Sept. 8

Here’s a roundup of some of the local news stories in the Missoulian for the week of Sept. 2-Sept. 8:

ith local inflation pegged at 6%, Missoula County staff proudly managed to squeeze in a budget with a tax increase below the rate of inflation this year. The budget approved Thursday by Commissioners Dave Strohmaier and Juanita Vero ups Missoula County taxes by 5.4%.

For property within Missoula city limits, that increase translates to paying $251 in total county taxes for every $100,000 in assessed property value. For properties outside Missoula city limits, residents will pay $314.96 in total county taxes for every $100,000 in assessed property value.

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— Bret Serbin, bret.serbin@missoulian.com

If you spend enough time in Los Angeles or any other large city in the country, or go to a high-end car show, you’ll probably see an expensive sportscar with Montana license plates.

A quick Google search reveals that it’s a common sighting. High-end RVs are also registered in huge quantities in Montana, even though the owners don’t live here and have no intention of doing so.

Wealthy people across the U.S. are avoiding paying steep sales taxes by having their

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