Total appropriated funds by Missoula County are the highest among the large Montana counties--about 28 percent above the six-county average--and therefore are one reason that Missoula County's mill levy
is the second highest.
The officials, however, recognized that many Kansas local governments were under fiscal stress at the time of the reform and were experiencing relatively low increases in assessed property valuations and thought that those governments were likely to view the mill levy
reduction as an opportunity to address revenue constraints.
If, however, political entities wish to provide a differential tax treatment to agricultural lands, it should be accomplished by adjusting the mill levy
on the market value of this type of property.
Second, if a district generated more from the 32 mill levy
than it was permitted to spend, the difference was to be "recaptured" by the state.
However, reductions in central office staffing, greater than budgeted enrollment growth, and partial-year revenue from the 2016 mill levy
override (MLO) are estimated to increase general fund reserves to over 11% of spending in fiscal 2018.
For the 2009-10 fiscal year a mill levy
rate of .328692 was established and that same rate is included in the proposed budget and, if approved, the property tax for a home with an assessed value of $100,000 would continue to pay $328.69 should valuation stay the same.
The combined mill levy
of state and local governments and schools increased steadily.
To ensure an ongoing base of support, a library district was formed with its own mill levy
. The operating budget for 1991 is $169,000.
General fund revenue growth is expected to remain above the rate of inflation as the impact of modest enrollment declines are more than offset by inflation-indexed mill levy
overrides and expected increases in state appropriations.
Rose also said there may be resistance from the counties that currently don't pay the extra mill levy