District Court races are critical to the financial future of Montgomery County

Conroe, August 8 – Voters tend not to view judicial elections as important as the executive and legislative roles which the Montgomery County Judge and County Commissioners. Nevertheless, the Texas Constitution and Texas laws have placed District Judges as important overseers of County finances. For that reason, citizens who have a stake in County spending […]

In Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s world, this guy is a “fiscal conservative”: Commissioners Court to hold public hearing on proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2018 on Tuesday, August 8, at conclusion of regular meeting

In Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s world, this guy is a “fiscal conservative”: Commissioners Court to hold public hearing on proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2018 on Tuesday, August 8, at conclusion of regular meeting

Image: 44th President B. Hussein Obama. Conroe, August 5 – In Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal’s world, B. Hussein Obama, the free-spending ultra-liberal 44th President of the United States, was a “fiscal conservative.” Please see full discussion below. August 8 “public hearing” The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing on the proposed […]

The ugly ratings of the County government through the budget process

Conroe, July 30 – On Friday, July 28, 2017, the Commissioners Court completed a four-day “budget workshop” at the end of which they approved a $328,751,430 budget which includes higher County spending (other than debt service) than ever before in the history of the Montgomery County government. The only reason the Commissioners Court was able […]

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Charlie Riley Slams Citizen Interests With His Proposed Commissioner Precinct 2 Budget

Image: Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley embracing major political contributor (and County vendor) Jeff Cannon, President of LJA Engineers, February 28, 2017. Magnolia, June 16 – Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley has submitted a proposed budget for his Commissioner Precinct that is against citizen interests, because it’s anti-roads, anti-spending reduction, and anti-law enforcement. Riley is very […]

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Montgomery County’s explosive government spending growth (it’s worse than the federal government!!!)

Image: Spending versus population. Data from U.S. Census Bureau, Montgomery County Office of County Auditor. Artwork and data compilation from Yollick Law Firm. Conroe, June 11 – The Montgomery County government’s spending has grown explosively since 2000. Taxation has grown with the spending. Massive property taxes have begun to harm home and land sales and […]

Commissioner Jim Clark: “A fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money”

New Caney, June 8 – Explaining that “a fiscal conservative figures out how to do more and spend less government money,” Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark proposed a 9.7% lower budget for his Precinct 4 Commissioner County Department for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018. “The citizens of Precinct 4 won’t see any reduction in […]

Trump’s $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion budget slashes safety net programs for the poor, targeting food stamps and Medicaid, while relying on rosy projections about the nation’s economic growth to balance the budget within 10 years. The cuts are part of a budget blueprint […]

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Budget numbers reveal Commissioner Meador’s terrible Precinct management (part 1 of a 4-part series)

Image: Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador partying it up at his secret “camp party” with his financial contributors and political friends. Willis, May 14 – Montgomery County Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador’s budget and management of his Precinct road and bridge operations are completely haywire. Expenditure data The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, recently […]

BREAKING NEWS: Commissioner Noack provides direction to County Departments on budget cuts

The Woodlands, May 3 – Since Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal has waffled in giving any direction to County Department heads for how to find budget cuts for the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, and others, including Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador and Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, have even questioned whether to […]

Doyal’s and Martin’s “budget packet” illustrates complete failure to control County government spending and a total of absence of any desire to do so

Conroe, March 28 – County Judge Craig Doyal and County Auditor Phyllis Martin, who exercises little independence from the County government’s political machinations and has worked closely with Doyal to increase County government spending over past years, are introducing a so-called “FY 2018 Budget Packet” during the March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m. Commissioners Court meeting. […]