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Letter to the Editor: American Prairie Does More Than Pay Taxes

Those claiming to be property rights advocates are once again saying charitable organizations should not be allowed to own land. The recent purchase of the historic 73 ranch in Central Montana by American Prairie has sparked a new surge of misinformation claiming non-profit organizations aren’t carrying their share of the tax burden.

As the former Director of the Montana Department of Revenue and thirty-year veteran of that state agency, I’m troubled about this misinformation. It’s imperative that Montanans understand that not only does American Prairie pay its fair share, but economically spe...