Key points:

  • Montana’s regulatory burden grew .16% from May 2020 to May 2021, much slower than regional neighbors like Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas.
  • Frontier Institute anticipates upcoming data will show Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Red Tape Relief Initiative has contributed to a significant reduction in Montana’s regulatory burden in 2022.
  • Montana lawmakers would be wise to implement an ongoing regulatory budget to prevent the future accumulation of regulations.