Articles written by Rep. Mary Caferro

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  • Is a new GOP tax underfoot?

    Rep. Mary Caferro, Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee|Oct 26, 2023

    The Montana Republicans claim that they support lower taxes and they do – selectively. They support lower taxes on millionaires and big corporations. Not you. The evidence from the 2023 legislative session is unambiguous. When property values shoot up, like they did this year, it will be homeowners and small businesses, not big corporations, that pay. “Property taxes” include several different kinds of property, from the homes where everyday Montanans live to the buildings that house big box stores to electric utilities’ transmission lines t...

  • Democracy Means Listening to People

    Sen. Pat Flowers. Rep. Mary Caferro|Sep 14, 2023

    Democracy is about listening to people. To hear from Montanans, state Democrats this summer and fall are traveling across the state, holding well-publicized, public meetings to receive input directly from citizens about how their government can better serve them and help create opportunity for their families and businesses. Montanans deserve the chance to meet their citizen legislators face-to-face to discuss issues important to them, their families, and their communities. Our state has a long, important tradition of elected officials meeting w...