A Senate committee has tabled a local option tax authority bill as of Tuesday, probably killing it for the current legislative session.  Senate Bill 331, or the Local Option Infrastructure Investment and Property Tax Relief Act, was defeated in the Taxation Committee yesterday by a 7-5 vote.  The Gazette reports two Billings senators, Republicans Roger Webb and Tom Richmond, voted against the bill.  A similar measure in 2015 could not find a sponsor.

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