All four citizen initiatives failed to make November’s ballot

Preliminary reports from the Montana Secretary of State’s office show voters won’t see any citizen-sponsored initiatives on the ballot this November. All four qualified measures failed to garner the signatures needed to make an appearance.

The failed measure that received the most signatures would have capped property tax hikes at 2%, while another sought to provide state funding for free preschool. That initiative received a single signature after it was approved in June, when the state Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Austin Knudsen was wrong to find it legally faulty.