Letters to the Editor
March 24, 2021
Legislative Update from Representative Barry Usher
HELENA- The second half of the legislative session started this week with the focus on putting together a conservative state budget including meaningful tax reductions.
The Appropriations subcommittees finished their reviews of state agency budgets the first half of the session. The full Appropriations Committee came together this week to begin compiling Montana’s conservative budget for the next biennium.
Along with that, the House and Senate have been moving tax reduction bills to jump-start our economy and put more money back into the hands of families and businesses. This week, the Senate passed House Bill 303 the BIG Jobs Act which will increase the business equipment tax exemption from $100,000 to $200,000. Other tax reductions on income and property are also working their way through the Legislature.
In the second half of the session, House Republicans will continue to deliver on the conservative mandate that we were sent with to Helena. This will include additional focus on reducing state spending and regulations.
Barry Usher (R-Musselshell/Yellowstone Counties) is the Representative for House District 40