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Join us for the 101st Annual Meeting

December 07, 2022

The 101ST annual meeting of the Montana Taxpayers Association will be held on December 7th at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena.  The focus of the meeting will be the upcoming session of the Montana Legislature which will begin January 2, 2023.  The meeting will afford the opportunity to hear from the main policy leaders in the State.

We have advanced the traditional starting time of our meeting this year to accommodate an expanded program of presenters.  Registration will begin at 10:00 am and the program will start at 10:30 am.

We will kick off the day with a continuation of a popular presentation from last year’s event.  Former Secretary of State and Senate President Bob Brown and former newspaper reporter Chuck Johnson will be discussing the history of politics and political figures in Montana.  They started this discussion last year and ran out of time.  This will be a great chance to hear some of the interesting stories of people and events that have shaped politics and policy in Montana.

Our keynote speaker will be Governor Greg Gianforte.  He will headline our agenda and be our luncheon speaker.  This will be an excellent opportunity to hear the executive branch’s plans and expectations for the upcoming legislative session as well as the administration’s accomplishments in its first two years.

After lunch Dr. Patrick Barkey of the University of Montana Bureau of Economic Research will present his economic outlook for Montana.  This is always an interesting and entertaining look at various factors affecting Montana and the U.S. economy.

Department of Revenue Director Brenden Beatty will visit with us on the Department’s legislative agenda as well as provide some information on the progress of the upcoming reappraisal of residential, commercial, and agricultural property.  Montanans are greatly concerned about the increasing values of properties over the last two years and the implications that may have on their tax bills.

Amy Carlson and Sam Schaefer from the Legislative Fiscal Division will review the revenue outlook for the State as well as share the Fiscal Division’s analysis of the Executive budget that will be before the 2023 Legislature.

The program will wrap up with a panel of Legislative leaders.  The audience will have the opportunity to hear from the leaders of each caucus.  This panel will provide the leadership the opportunity to discuss their plans and goals for the session of their respective caucuses.

Registration is open and forms to register are included in this communication.  CLE and CPE credits are available.  This is a great opportunity to get advance knowledge in preparation for the upcoming session and meet and network with policy makers and other stakeholders who will be involved in the Legislative process.

We look forward to seeing you there.