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By John Rice
Missoula, Mont. 

More handymen would be win-win for Montana


February 20, 2020

The task force the governor has created to protect Montana’s workers, businesses and taxpayers sounds good on paper but sometimes good intentions end up hurting our poor and less fortunate at the expense of protecting the more affluent.

Other than fighting high taxes and property insurance, low and fixed income property owners and landlords face a continuing problem of property maintenance. When landlords have to pay excessive amounts for maintenance, those costs are passed on to the tenant through higher rents. It should be noted that the older the units the lower the value of the home a...

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