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Kendall Cotton

Kendall Cotton

COMMENTARY

River protection measure would erode our state’s Constitution

By: - June 16, 2022

Shortly after celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Montana’s Constitution, a proposed ballot measure appears to be an attempt to cast it aside. Backers of I-191 seek voter approval to designate the Gallatin and Madison River watersheds as Outstanding Resource Waters, a protected status only found in national parks and wilderness. In doing so, I-191 […]

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Montana cities need pro-housing reforms

By: - March 21, 2022

Workers, renters and young families are getting priced out of Montana’s premier cities in an affordability crisis that reached new heights last year. But it’s not just competition over scarce housing from pandemic buyers that is driving up home prices. Strict local zoning regulations exclude low and middle-income residents and worsen Montana’s housing shortage. The […]

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Montanans need tax relief. Period.

By: and - March 6, 2021

With Montana having the 13th highest marginal income tax rate of all 50 states, it is clear that Montanans deserve tax relief. But when Gov. Gianforte said he wants to reduce the tax burden, opponents began making false claims about the 2012 Kansas tax plan to derail tax relief. People across the nation who are opposed […]