Breaking down government barriers so all Montanans can thrive

The reality of facial recognition in Montana

The reality of facial recognition in Montana

“It would be foolish to contend that the degree of privacy secured to citizens by the Fourth Amendment has been entirely unaffected by the advance of technology.  The question we confront today is what limits there are upon this power of technology to shrink the realm of guaranteed privacy.” – Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

By Tanner Avery

Missoula: Overtaxed

Missoula: Overtaxed

Property taxes have long been a common discussion across Montana, but some residents may have a reason to feel that their property taxes are rising faster.

Restoring forest management

Restoring forest management

Despite the consensus of fire playing an important role in the health of our forests, forest management planners have been crippled by bureaucratic red tape preventing the use of controlled burns.

By Tanner Avery

There’s Nothing Fair About Inflation

There’s Nothing Fair About Inflation

A string of recent columnists have defended the trillion-dollar spending proposals being debated in Washington right now, along with the taxes required to fund them. Rose Bender’s recent op-ed claimed tax hikes on the wealthy and corporations will usher in a “fair economic recovery,” ensuring that the wealthiest Americans pay their “fair share.” Notably absent from Bender’s...

By Kendall Cotton

Facial Recognition in Montana

Facial Recognition in Montana

Several Montana agencies have confirmed the use of facial recognition. But the full extent to which the technology is being used is still unclear.

By Tanner Avery