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
"While the progress of all of these bills is an exciting milestone, there is still a lot of work to be done."
"Licensure reforms to reduce protectionist conflicts of interest and eliminate burdensome red tape are a big step forward in removing barriers to work and unleashing Montana’s economic potential."
"Our latest count identifies more than 80 bill drafts that have already been reserved by state agencies which advance the Red Tape Relief Initiative’s mandate."
"Whether repealing clearly absurd laws or amending dysfunctional rules, one thing is clear: Montanans can expect 2023 to bring some unprecedented red tape relief. That’s something to celebrate."
"That’s why Governor Gianforte’s Red Tape Relief Initiative is so important, it tasks agencies with conducting a top-to-bottom regulatory review to identify and repeal excessive, outdated and unnecessary regulations."
"After decades of a ‘government cures all’ philosophy, this is the first sign that the ship of state government is beginning to turn, and power is being returned to Montanans to control their own destiny."
Rule notices indicate the Red Tape Relief Initiative has already spurred large reductions in the state’s regulatory burden.