Yellowstone Public Safety Levy
KTVQ.com reports that Yellowstone County voters will be asked to decide on a public safety mill levy in November. The levy reportedly differs from others brought to the voters because it would benefit the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office, which has not come to the voters for a mill levy in 17 years. County Attorney Scott Twito said he has done his best to maximize efficiency since taking office in early 2011.
The county’s population has increased by about 30,000 people in that time, and the county attorney’s office has faced a steep increase in cases involving methamphetamine filed throughout the state. Twito said child abuse and neglect cases have quadrupled since 2010, and that division of his office would directly benefit from the levy. Twito said the addition of two more district judges will also increase his workload.