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” […]

Montgomery County Budget Office recommends spending, tax increase for FY 2020: “This is one of the best budgets I’ve done in my 8 years”

Montgomery County Budget Office recommends spending, tax increase for FY 2020: “This is one of the best budgets I’ve done in my 8 years”

Image: Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough and the four Montgomery County Commissioners are riding the Montgomery County Budget to complete destruction, as they plummet to another tax increase for Fiscal Year 2020 while giving themselves a nice fat pay raise! Conroe, July 10 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will likely increase taxes, increase spending, […]

Noack places worst agenda item (possibly ever) on June 11 Commissioners Court agenda, seeks to hide behind consent agenda, “Commissioners”, Budget Director

Image: It seems that Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner James Noack’s goal is a County government where County Commissioners operate in secret other than the public relations messages, on the taxpayer’s dime, which they choose to disclose. Conroe, June 9 – Precinct 3 Montgomery County Commissioner has stuck on the June 11, 2019, Commissioners Court […]

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

“Lots of employees are getting into accidents”: Montgomery County Commissioners Court votes itself giant employee benefits increases

Image: The Montgomery County Commissioners Court is bleeding out County taxpayers with massive spending increases even before the so-called “budget hearing” begins. Conroe, May 14 – With Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter announcing that the Commissioners Court’s decisions to give County vehicles to many County employees rather than car allowances is resulting in “lot […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court fails to remove “ghost” employees, despite Commissioner Noack’s urging

Montgomery County Commissioners Court fails to remove “ghost” employees, despite Commissioner Noack’s urging

Image: The ghosts at Disney Land’s Haunted Mansion are portraying some employees of the Montgomery County government. Conroe, February 1 – The Montgomery County Commissioners Court came very close to saving taxpayers over $1 million in the annual budget by closing vacant positions and sweeping the budgeted funds for those positions into the County government’s […]