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Greg Gianforte on Government Reform

 

 


Red Tape Relief Task Force to review all regulations

To make Montana more competitive, we also need to get a better handle on our regulatory scheme. It's time to cut back this thicket of red tape, and it's one of my top priorities.

I signed an executive order to establish the Red Tape Relief Task Force. I have charged the task force to complete a comprehensive, top-to-bottom review of regulations in every single state agency. They are to leave no stone unturned as they identify excessive, outdated, and unnecessary regulations.

Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Montana legislature , Jan 28, 2021

Rolling back regulations leads to prosperity

Gianforte told the state House he wants to see Montana take a cue from the federal government and cut taxes and abolish regulations to expand the state's economy. Gianforte called for the government to "get out of the way so all Montanans and Americans can prosper again." To continue growth, Gianforte said, both Montana and the federal government need to continue to roll back regulations and enact tax reforms.
Source: Helena Independent-Record on 2020 Montana gubernatorial race , Feb 4, 2019

Donated to groups opposing MT Disclose Act

Campaign Finance: Increase restrictions on campaign donations, including requiring disclosure of political contributions and overturning Citizens United Supreme Court decision that allows unlimited independent political expenditures by corporations and unions?

Gianforte: Previously stated support for election transparency, but donated significantly to groups opposing MT Disclose Act. No support for overturning Citizens United. [As a private citizen funded efforts to oppose MT Disclose Act. His gubernatorial campaign lawyer was part of legal team challenging the Act.]

Quist: Yes. Supports constitutional amendment to overturn Citizen's United.

Source: CampusElect.org Issue Guide: 2018 Congress MT-AL election , Nov 1, 2018

Eliminate excessive regulations that burden businesses

Accountability in State Government: Montana's government should serve the people of Montana, not the other way around. We need agency heads who have walked in the shoes of people they are serving, to improve efficiency across all levels of government, and eliminate excessive regulations that are burdening businesses.
Source: 2016 Montana governor's campaign website GregForMontana.com , Feb 3, 2016

No holiday on election day; no same-day registration.

Gianforte voted NAY For the People Act of 2019