County Clerk Mark Turnbull makes outstanding budget presentation, shows historical efficiency of his County Clerk’s Office

July 26 – The highlight of yesterday’s “budget workshop” before the Montgomery County Commissioners Court was County Clerk Mark Turnbull’s budget presentation for his County Clerk’s Office and for the Court Collection Department. Turnbull made a video in which he explained the historical levels of his Office’s budget in comparison to what he termed the […]

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Dawson, Parker discuss Citizens Budget Committee Report, while Riley stands mute; meanwhile, serious legal issue arises with “Budget Workshop”

Image: Precinct 2 County Commissioner candidate Gregory Parker. Magnolia, July 25 – Both Brian Dawson and Gregory Parker, the two challengers running against incumbent Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlier Riley, contacted The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, to discuss the Citizens Budget Committee Report, which issued on Friday, July 21, 2017. When this newspaper […]

Citizens Budget Committee proposes major administrative spending cuts in County budget, solution to audit mess

Conroe, July 23 – The Citizens Budget Committee, which issued its report on Friday, July 21, 2017, has proposed Montgomery County government spending cuts of approximately $24 million mostly in the general administration departments of the County while maintaining County services at present levels. The Committee also proposed a method of resolving the failure of […]

Citizens Budget Committee issues proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget with substantial spending reductions, will make presentation to Commissioners Court on July 25

Citizens Budget Committee issues proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget with substantial spending reductions, will make presentation to Commissioners Court on July 25

Conroe, July 22 – The Citizens Budget Committee issued its proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget in a 36-page report provided to the members of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on Friday, July 21, 2017. The proposed budget includes total expenditures of $307,497,321, plus $28,968,161 for “internal service funds” (employee benefits, casualty and liability payments) for a […]

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

Commissioner Noack proposes substantial spending reductions for his department to show budget leadership

The Woodlands, June 6 – Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack (R-The Woodlands) proposed substantial spending reductions for his Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Department in order to show leadership for the upcoming consideration of the County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget. “I wanted to show leadership for other County Departments by demonstrating that I could and would […]

Noack, Clark spending reduction proposals in revised “Budget Packet” set for Tuesday Commissioners Court approval

Conroe, April 8 – After Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack and Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark complained about the failure of County Judge Craig Doyal’s and County Auditor Phyllis Martin’s so-called “Budget Packet” to include requested reductions in County government spending at the March 28, 2017, Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, Noack and […]

Lessons for Montgomery County Spending Reform: why President Trump’s proposed budget lacks the moral authority spending reductions so desperately need

Conroe and Washington, D.C., March 19 – The moral problems that President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget has for his vision for the federal government should teach those supporting substantial spending reductions in Montgomery County an important lesson: you must cut spending with moral authority. When it comes to spending reductions and budget-cutting, what […]

County Treasurer’s embattled “reorganization” highlights March 14 Commissioners Court agenda

County Treasurer’s embattled “reorganization” highlights March 14 Commissioners Court agenda

Image: County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport. Conroe, March 11 – The embattled departmental “reorganization” of County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, which has caused an outbreak of substantial feuding between her department and Dodi Shaw’s Human Resources Department is one of the highlights of the March 14, 2017, Commissioners Court agenda. Agenda Item 16A under “County Treasurer” might […]

AN OPEN LETTER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUDGE CRAIG DOYAL, PRECINCT 1 COMMISSIONER MIKE MEADOR, AND COUNTY AUDITOR PHYLLIS MARTIN

March 3, 2017 Honorable Craig Doyal, County Judge Honorable Mike Meador, Precinct 1 Commissioner Honorable Phyllis Martin, County Auditor Dear Judge Doyal, Commissioner Meador, and Ms. Martin, Senator Phil Gramm predicted in 1996 during a speech in College Station that the United States would suffer a fiscal collapse if government spending increased at its 1990s […]

County GOP Executive Committee endorses significant County spending reductions, 20% homestead exemption, increased law enforcement funding

County GOP Executive Committee endorses significant County spending reductions, 20% homestead exemption, increased law enforcement funding

Image: Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States (left), with Reagan Reed, Montgomery County GOP Precinct 50 Chairman (right). Conroe, February 28 – The Montgomery County GOP Executive Committee voted decisively to endorse a proposal to cut significantly County spending overall, to adopt a 20% homestead exemption for County property taxes, and to increase […]