In October, an unprecedented event took place. Twenty-six charter school applications were submitted to the Montana Board of Public Education (BPE) for consideration. These 26 applications represent a remarkable statewide initiative to introduce charter schools to the Treasure State, something the education establishment has resisted for 31 years. During that time, 45 other states have...View Report
"Residents appear to understand that subsidies will fall short if they are not accompanied by regulatory reforms that reduce barriers to housing supply. Local leaders ought to take note."
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.
Missoula has been spending at rates dramatically in excess of population growth plus inflation – causing property taxes to spike.
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.