Policy Group Launches Statewide Media Campaign

For Information Contact: Carl Graham at 406-600-1139


Billboards, Mailers, Website Weigh-in on Capitol Transparency Debate


BOZEMAN (04.27.09) Montana Policy Institute, a non-partisan policy research institute, is joining the statewide debate on spending transparency with a new statewide educational media campaign. The free-market think-tank is bolstering its recent online animated web short “BigSkySearch.info,” with a series of billboards in and around the State Capitol in Helena, and an informational mailer to all legislative districts.

The billboards and mail highlights Montana’s current legislative debate over a proposed transparency website. If approved, Montana will become the nineteenth state to approve a measure to place all state spending, contracts and state salaries in on online, searchable database.

> Billboard samples can be viewed at: www.BigSkySearch.info

“The federal government’s $800,000,000 airlift of stimulus tax dollars without an instruction manual is really the biggest billboard for transparency,” said Carl Graham, CEO of Montana Policy Institute. “Most politicians want to do the right thing when it comes to spending other people’s money, but putting a GPS tracking device on every dollar that leaves the State Capitol adds a necessary layer of accountability to the process. We’re using a little humor and commonsense to make the case,” he added.

The Montana Policy is an independent nonpartisan policy research center based in Bozeman. It provides analysis and information to encourage individual freedom, personal responsibility, and free markets in Montana.




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MPI is a Montana tax exempt corporation operated exclusively for the public benefit. No substantial part of the activities of the Institute are used for the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, promote any political campaign, or on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office


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