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Montana's poor more burdened by housing costs than others

May 2018

Policy report: Statewide rent prices rising faster than national average

April 2018

Latest Reports

Problems with a Statewide Sales Tax: Montana Needs to Help (Not Hurt) Families

As Montana grapples with a state budget crisis, lawmakers and the public are asking questions about a sales tax and debating whether to consider...

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Investments in Affordable Housing for Renters Strengthens Montana Communities

A growing number of households across Montana are struggling to afford safe and stable housing. Nearly every community in Montana lacks an adequate...

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Federal Budget Maintains Important Investments in Indian Country

Several tribes in Montana will see an infusion of federal dollars as a result of the annual funding bill for FY 2018 passed by Congress in March. The...

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Farm Bill Series: Proposed Farm Bill is Bad for Montana’s Economy

Last week, we discussed why the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill, with its draconian work requirements, would be bad for Montana workers. But...

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.