Spending & Budget

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

More Spending, More Problems

More Spending, More Problems

Montana currently places no limits on the growth of local government spending, and prudent limits on local spending growth would go a long way to protect the taxpayer.

By Kendall Cotton