In 2019, a survey of 800+ Montana employers revealed that the number one obstacle to expanding employment is a lack of skilled workers. An overwhelming number of employers observed that: (a) schools are not adequately preparing students for the workforce; (b) schools are not adequately teaching students interpersonal skills; and (c) a majority of new...View Report
"Increased regulatory costs don’t just apply to oil and natural gas, they also have a direct impact on wind, solar, nuclear, and geothermal projects."
"If we have so much regulation that it makes it not worthwhile, then we’re not going to be able to stay in business.”
"Anytime there's a regulation it’s going to create a cost and it has to be either absorbed or passed on."
"Advances in geothermal energy technology provide Montana the opportunity to enhance our energy sector while powering the nation."
"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."
The Cahoons’ story is a stark reminder of how excessive red tape can crush the dreams of entrepreneurs and stifle innovative solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.
Reducing restrictive regulation could allow for Montanans to reap the benefits of lower hearing aid costs and provide greater access to rural communities.
It's time for Montana to reassess what it can do to reduce future wildfire risk.
While often implemented with good intentions, studies show that regulations increase the cost of doing business and hamper economic growth.
After a summer of flames and smoke, policymakers can—and must—improve policies to reduce the risk of future catastrophic wildfires.
A new report provides an enlightening overview of the ways in which regulations are driving up the cost of housing in Bozeman.
Excessive red tape can crush the dreams of young entrepreneurs and stifle innovative solutions to our most pressing environmental challenges.
One of the biggest factors constricting the supply of housing is zoning and building regulations imposed by local governments.
Montana has the second-most regulatory restrictions per capita among its regional neighbors, trailing only Wyoming and being well ahead of Colorado, Idaho and Utah.
Imagine instead if a developer could walk into a city permit office with their plans, walk out with a permit and start construction that same day.