Pay more … What for?
Last updated 7/7/2023 at 10:52am
Less government and lower taxes!! You hear that political slogan from Republican candidates early and often while they are campaigning.
Then comes political reality. How did the largest percentage of Republicans elected in Montana history grow government at the fastest rate in state history — and at the same time raise property taxes on your home?
During the pandemic years, the Trump and Biden administrations poured federal funds into states to prop up slowing economies. Funds went directly to state governments and into businesses. Budget surpluses ballooned nationwide.