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Commission places Motor Vehicle Increase on November ballot

In the upcoming November 5 election, voters in Gallatin County will be asked if they want to increase the local motor vehicle tax from .5 to .7%

Earlier this month, the Gallatin County Commission voted to place the question on the ballot later this year. If it passes, the two-tenths-of-a-percent increase in funds would be used to further fund transportation infrastructure.

According to Chief Deputy County Attorney LeeAnn Certain, the state statute allows a tax of up to .7 percent, with 50 percent of the money being distributed directly to the county and the other 50 percent to the incorporated...