Spending & Budget

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.

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

New Policy Brief: The Real Missoula Budget

New Policy Brief: The Real Missoula Budget

It’s time for local governments to place firm limits on the growth of new spending, keeping budgets within the bounds of economic growth and what taxpayers can reasonably afford.

By Kendall Cotton

The Montana Example

The Montana Example

By adopting common-sense fiscal restraints like Montana and Texas have done, governments at all levels can start putting taxpayers first.

By Kendall Cotton

Closing the Digital Divide in Montana

Closing the Digital Divide in Montana

Lawmakers and local officials should ensure that the taxpayers see their money well spent to provide internet access to those most in need as quickly as possible. 

By Kendall Cotton

First, Try Not Spending Money

First, Try Not Spending Money

Government spending on new programs often arises from the assumption that only the government can solve the big economic and social problems we face.

By Kendall Cotton

Keep Taxes Low

Keep Taxes Low

The growth of property taxes is no doubt a huge concern to many of our followers across the state, with good reason.

By Kendall Cotton

Lawmakers Teeing up Economic Recovery

Lawmakers Teeing up Economic Recovery

One of the best ways to spur economic growth is to deliver a state budget that protects taxpayers and works to correct years of uncontrolled government growth.

By Kendall Cotton