The Local Government Center at Montana State University provides important training, education and information services to cities, towns and counties. The center relies on state financial support through legislative appropriations, which were denied in 2011 and may again not be approved in the coming legislature.
Recommendation: MLCT will support state funding for the Local Government Center and will work with the staff to identify alternative methods of financing, if necessary.
The Montana Community Foundation has provided funding for important programs and projects across the state for more than 15 years. The state tax exemption which is vital to the foundation’s endowment program is set to expire.
Recommendation: MLCT will support legislation to renew the endowment tax credit for the Montana Community Foundation and other non-profit and charitable organizations.