Montanans first supported the 6-mill tax for higher education back in 1948.
Every decade since then, voters have reauthorized the levy which raises about $20 million annually from a property tax dedicated to the state university system. On average, that tab amounts to $12 on every $100,000 in property value. The 6-mill levy goes before voters for the eighth time next month.
University of Montana alumnus, Sam Forstag, describes the 6-mill levy as a proud Montana tradition.
“It affects the music we make, the books we write, the culture that we produce.”