If you’re feeling nervous about the country’s financial situation you’re not alone. Certified Financial Planner Michael Vondra recently laid out some facts on Voices of Montana.
Global inflation is taking its toll on Montana’s farmers and ranchers. Former Montana Grain Growers Association President Mitch Konen details how the state’s producers have been hit in recent months.
Governor Greg Gianforte kicked off his annual 56 county tour March 24th to talk with Montanans about issues that are important to them and he’s been getting a lot of feedback. He recently told our Billings affiliate’s Scott Fredricks what he’s been hearing the most about.
With inflation showing no signs of slowing down and the supply chain still disrupted U.S. lawmakers recently introduced the Ocean Shipping Reform Act which would update federal regulations for the global shipping industry. At a Senate Committee hearing on the bill, Senator Jon Tester also pushed for increased supply chain transparency.
The inflation rate is the highest it’s been in forty years and the recent sanctions against Russia are likely to keep them rising. Senator and farmer Jon Tester recently detailed the short-term and long-term impacts of inflation on Montana producers.
Inflation is causing considerable trouble for households and cities. Billings is no exception. City Administrator Chris Kukulski.
Inflation is on the rise at a historic pace in the United States. The consumer price index surged 7.5% on an annual basis in January; the highest increase in about 40 years. In Montana, the cost of living is 0.7% higher than it is on average nationwide. Overall, the cost of living in Montana ranks as the 23rd highest among states according to ...
In a series of annual Economic Outlook Seminars put on by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research Dr. Patrick Barkey will be in Billings Tuesday. Recently on Voices of Montana he previewed what he’s say about inflation based on people who forecast that professionally expect.
The minimum wage in Montana will increase to $9.20 an hour starting January 1st from the current $8.75. In 2006, Montana residents voted to adjust the rate for inflation each year and because of this, the minimum wage rate in Montana could increase each year depending on inflation. State lawmakers continue to review new bills aimed to increase...