Breaking down government barriers so all Montanans can thrive

The Real Missoula Budget: The State of Missoula’s Spending

The Real Missoula Budget: The State of Missoula’s Spending

Key points: Over the last 15 years, Missoula’s spending has increased faster than the pace of population growth plus inflation, at the excessive cost of $198 million to Missoula taxpayers in 2021. The Real Missoula Budget demonstrates the need for government spending restraint and an improved budget process to protect Missoula taxpayers. Missoula officials should focus...

By Frontier Institute

The Human Impact of Red Tape

The Human Impact of Red Tape

Excessive red tape can crush the dreams of young entrepreneurs and stifle innovative solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.

By Kendall Cotton

Levi & Brianne Cahoon

Levi & Brianne Cahoon

"Our business started May 8 of 2020. It’s been almost a year and a half now, and we still have no indication on when it's going to get approved.”

Time to Empower Environmental Innovation

Time to Empower Environmental Innovation

Solving environmental problems requires more than just spending money. It takes political courage to slash decades of built-up red tape standing in the way of the innovators and entrepreneurs who are ready to take on the challenge.

By Kendall Cotton

Active Management Creates Healthier Forests

Active Management Creates Healthier Forests

We still hear a lot of criticism about active forest management from environmental commentators, who say we can “never log our way out of a baking climate.” These critics fail to see the forest for the trees

By Kendall Cotton

Free the ADUs

Free the ADUs

Some Montanans are turning to manufactured tiny homes as an affordable alternative to standard sized homes. But in many areas of our state, regulations stand in the way of tiny home development.

By Kendall Cotton