Montana is one of the few states without a sales tax, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying. It cropped up repeatedly during my run from 1983 to 1992.
Democratic Attorney General Mike Greely favored a sales tax in 1986. Gov. Ted Schwinden disagreed.
A sales tax was often touted as the shiny, sporty alternative to the old, reliable vehicle.
It’s a direct quote from 1988 Democratic primary candidate for governor, Mike Greely.
In 1988, Sen. Dorothy Eck was key in killing a sales-tax plank .
Gov. Stan Stephens’s message on a sales tax was confusing.
Democrat gubernatorial candidate Dorothy Bradley (1992) said a sales tax would be good. Most Democrats weren’t too happy with the idea.
During the 1992 race for Governor, both Bradley and Racicot advocated a sales tax, but had opposing budget views.