"Local government leaders should be laser focused right now on keeping the growth of spending within the bounds of what average taxpayers can reasonably afford, but often instead they are focused on spending every last dime from taxpayers they can get their hands on."
"Placing fiscally conservative spending limits on state and local government spending is one way to protect taxpayers and start to undo the damage done by out-of-control government growth."
"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."
"we continue to hear stories about Montanans being priced out of housing as property values rise and their tax burden rises with them, sometimes making a family home of many years suddenly unaffordable."
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.