Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte often notes Montana has ranked 49th in the country for wages, which sounds bad. And, yes, it is pretty bad.
It’s not the entire story, although it makes for good fodder in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock.
Gianforte accuses Bullock of doing a poor job with the economy, and notes Montana’s position at 49th in wages paid.
Take a look at the bigger picture, however, and Montanans’ incomes are not quite as stark as painted by that lone statistic.