Washington should try the Montana Way
Washington can't seem to stop borrowing and spending.
Montana, on the other hand, is one of the only states in America with a balanced budget and a strong surplus. And we've done it six years in a row, with an average surplus of $389 million (in the previous 20 years before I was governor, the average was $68 million).
This tight fiscal discipline has allowed us to cut taxes, invest in education, and keep the government running. And unlike the feds who got downgraded, Montana recently got its first bond rating upgrade in 26 years. Our credit rating has never been better.
Gov. Brian Schwe...