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Editorial

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Updated 7 months, 1 week ago

Former governor sounds off on property tax debacle

How did the largest percentage of Republicans elected in Montana history grow government at the fastest rate in st…

Updated 2 days, 17 hours ago
Concern over Gianforte’s property tax increases

Recently, a young friend reached out, concerned about his $100 monthly mortgage increase and he didn’t know why. That’s a lot of money - $1,200 a year.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Time for accountability

The all-Republican Commission approved a 28% rate hike, the majority of which falls on small businesses and residential users – renters and homeowners.

Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Montana Supreme Court protects taxpayers and students equally

The reduction in uniform mills would have reduced taxes for out-of-state corporations by millions per year. By comparison, this change would have reduced an average homeowner’s property taxes by only $45 per year.

Updated 2 months ago
A 2023 Political Recap: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

When we look back on the last year, all these changes and more were brought you by one party and its supermajority: Montana Republicans.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Pride of a craft

America was built by a lot of people with dirty hands. They are still building it.

Updated 2 months, 1 week ago
Southern border is a national security risk

Montana is a northern border state with a southern border crisis.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
The truth about your home’s property tax increase

As we prepare to write an actual check for our home property taxes, we are livid.

Updated 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Strengthening the integrity of Montana’s elections

We’re now less than a year out from one of the biggest elections in Montana history.

Updated 3 months ago
A bad recipe for our republic

They talked to those 4,347 voters about 13 months after the 2020 election and based on what the voters told them got the facts, or at least the facts as the voters could remember them more than a year after they vo…

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Just another day in paradise

Revolted by this latest massacre, a friend called me and said: “Do you know we’ve killed more people by gun violence in the last two years in America, than civilians killed by Russia in Ukraine.”

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Killed or maimed by a product? The Montana Legislature says, ‘Good luck'

In the face of this record, it is shocking that your 2023 legislature not only effectively eliminated strict liability for dangerous products, it also barred all claims against manufacturers filed more than 10 year…

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Talking actual property tax numbers

The complexity of Montana's property tax system requires data-driven solutions over partisan finger-pointing.

Updated 3 months, 3 weeks ago
$100 million rate heist?

On Wednesday, the Commission unanimously approved a 28% rate increase from last year, the majority of which will fall on small businesses and residential users – renters and homeowners.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Dysfunctional Forest Service needs an attitude adjustment

I recently read the article “Stimson Lumber owner expresses criticism of U.S. Forest Service” (CEO Andrew Miller) with great interest.

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
A slap in the face of Montana’s public land users

The governor’s decision to veto SB 442 and put public lands on the chopping block is a slap in the face to every Montanan who has built a life on the opportunities and freedoms our outdoors provide.