Keeping the spirit of the western frontier alive

MEPA Blocks Montana Wind Energy

MEPA Blocks Montana Wind Energy

"Regardless of perspective, our current permitting process and the litigation it fosters undoubtedly led to the demise of the Coyote Wind project."

By Tanner Avery

Montana At A Crossroads

Montana At A Crossroads

"I don’t think the ‘Montana Miracle’ is a one-time fluke. I think it can represent a new paradigm of politics in Montana, where the left and right join together in common belief that Montanans must be free to build, innovate, and progress in order to overcome the biggest challenges facing our state."

By Kendall Cotton

Montana 2050: Critical Minerals

Montana 2050: Critical Minerals

Key Points Critical minerals are essential to modern technology and energy production, particularly for clean energy and semiconductors. Despite their importance to the global economy, the critical minerals supply chain faces major bottlenecks due to reliance on adversarial foreign nations with few environmental protections, in addition to significant barriers to utilizing our own domestic supply. ...

By Tanner Avery

What Does Education Freedom Look Like In Montana?

What Does Education Freedom Look Like In Montana?

Key Points:  Right now, 90% of Montanans, especially educators and parents, do not have the liberty to educate their own children free of prescriptive regulations. While Montana Public Schools spend around 57% of their total funding on instruction and student services, innovative private and micro-schools in Montana spend 80% or greater, and also have been...

By Benjamin Lindquist, Cody Bendix

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Alex Shefrin

Montana Blockchain Innovator: Alex Shefrin

"Now is the perfect time to nurture Montanans’ entrepreneurial spirit to have this technology be home-grown right here. Montana is a great place to live – it’s time we make it a great place to build decentralized innovations."

By Tanner Avery

Truths About Taxes

Truths About Taxes

I haven’t met a single Montanan who feels comfortable with our state’s current tax system. Just about everyone wants tax relief and is looking for answers. And unfortunately, there are no silver bullets to reform. I’ve tried to keep the following truths in mind as I’ve considered my own views about tax reform in Montana.

By Kendall Cotton

Doing Something About the Debt Bomb

Doing Something About the Debt Bomb

"It may be what Benjamin Franklin had in mind when he said the Founders gave the American people a republic, but only so long as we can muster the courage, integrity, and fiscal rectitude to keep it."

By Lawrence Reed

Bullish On AI

Bullish On AI

"Montana has every reason to be bullish on AI, but without leaders doing more to champion these innovations, we may have our incoming productivity boom prematurely thwarted."

By Tanner Avery