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
"Santa should give Congress a lump of coal this year for their lack of action on the national debt and deficit."
"Fiscally conservative budgeting takes political courage. Montana taxpayers should hold their local officials accountable for excessive budget growth."
"For the sake of Montana taxpayers, this imbalance between state and local government budgeting should be corrected in the next legislative session."
"Rather than trying to get ‘just a little more’ from taxpayers, local governments need to follow Montanans’ lead and cut excess spending."
"Montana’s state government is showing how to make tax relief successful. Local governments need to follow that example. Permanent, long-term tax relief is made possible only through a commitment to spending restraint."
"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."
Washington, D.C., could learn a lot about responsible budgeting from Montana.
Instead of trying and likely failing to get in the internet business themselves local officials should be focused on eliminating government barriers to hasten buildout.
Given the disproportionate harm done to lower-income people, fueling inflation by adding trillions to the national debt hardly seems fair to working Montanans.
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.
Transparency will Empower Taxpayers to Responsibly Limit Government Growth