Archive: Sales Tax

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.

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Democratic Attorney General Mike Greely favored a sales tax in 1986.  Gov. Ted Schwinden disagreed.

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A sales tax was often touted as the shiny, sporty alternative to the old, reliable vehicle.

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It’s a direct quote from 1988 Democratic primary candidate for governor, Mike Greely.

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In 1988, Sen. Dorothy Eck was key in killing a sales-tax plank .


Gov. Stan Stephens’s message on a sales tax was confusing.

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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.