Enormous unknowns, bureaucratic explosion plague Montgomery County’s FY 2022 Budget, even after conclusion of so-called “budget workshop”

Enormous unknowns, bureaucratic explosion plague Montgomery County’s FY 2022 Budget, even after conclusion of so-called “budget workshop”

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack cost the taxpayers $7,010,254 in services when he insisted on awarding himself and all other County government employees a 5% across-the board salary increase. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, August 3 – Under normal circumstances, when the Montgomery County Commissioners Court concludes its “budget workshop” and […]

County government’s FY 2022 Preliminary Budget reveals complete failure of Keough, County Commissioners to seek efficiencies, spending cuts

County government’s FY 2022 Preliminary Budget reveals complete failure of Keough, County Commissioners to seek efficiencies, spending cuts

Image: While Huell Babineaux enjoyed lying down on “other people’s money,” Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough and the Commissioners Court love spending yours. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, July 20 – On Friday, July 16, 2021, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter released the Fiscal Year 2022 Preliminary Budget, which revealed the abject failure […]

Commissioners Riley, Metts, Walker send Montgomery County taxpayers strong message they’ll get crucified with higher spending budget for FY 2022

Commissioners Riley, Metts, Walker send Montgomery County taxpayers strong message they’ll get crucified with higher spending budget for FY 2022

Image: Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley vehemently fought against giving the Budget Office a direction to keep spending at the current year’s level, given the terrible economy Montgomery County is suffering. Riley and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts began discussing new ways to spend tax dollars. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, April […]

Commissioner Noack, Constable Gable confront each other over Gable’s proposed vehicle spending

Commissioner Noack, Constable Gable confront each other over Gable’s proposed vehicle spending

Image: Precinct 3 Constable Ryan Gable asked the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to approve a $30,443.00 pickup truck purchase for his law enforcement department. The Commissioners Court granted the request but without the support of Gable’s own Commissioner, James Noack, also of Precinct 3. The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe and The Woodlands, March 3 […]

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Conroe, August 6 – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter let the cat out of the bag! Carter provided the strongest argument of all why no governmental entity in Montgomery County should raise salaries or other compensation of government employees as they consider their budgets for the fiscal year beginning […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court starts to face budget reality: Judge Keough, “We’ve got a major problem here”

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Conroe, May 4 – Montgomery County Commissioners Court members faced the harsh reality of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, which will begin on October 1, 2020, in light of the economic devastation government shutdowns and closures have caused in the panicked reaction to the Chinese Coronavirus. “We’ve got a major […]

Commissioner Noack chides Budget Director Carter for failing to provide “Salary Schedule” in advance of Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Commissioner Noack chides Budget Director Carter for failing to provide “Salary Schedule” in advance of Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting

Image: Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack legitimately complained about the fact that Budget Director Amanda Carter wanted the Commissioners Court to approve the “Salary Schedule” for the entire Montgomery County government without seeing it prior to the meeting. The Commissioners Court voted 4 to 1 to approve the “Salary Schedule” blindly, since they’re […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court passes “historic” Budget, Noack asks “After hearing that [citizen comment], I wonder what the temperature in Hell is?”

Conroe, September 5 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court passed an historic Fiscal Year 2020 Budget in the amount of $336,572,225 with a $0.4475 per $100 valuation tax rate. The budget was historic, because it was the first time in history when the Commissioners Court adopted a budget at the “effective tax rate” or less. […]

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Montgomery County Budget: let’s reveal the magic budget number, Keough-Pandey-Carter bring end to Doyal-Martin gamesmanship

Image: The truth. Conroe, July 14 (Bastille Day) – If the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the Montgomery County Government is higher than $361,106,553.17, then Mark Keough, Charlie Riley, James Noack, James Metts, and Mike Meador have imposed a TAX INCREASE on Montgomery County citizens, regardless of whatever deceptive terminology they may choose about “tax rates” […]