EITC Awareness Day

As we head into another tax filing season, it’s a great time to remind folks of the important investment the federal earned income tax credit (EITC)...

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Federal Funding: CHIP extended for 6 years, but community health centers still on the funding cliff

Yesterday’s action by Congress brings some good news, some bad news, and a bunch more uncertainty. Over 110 days after federal funds expired, the US...

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A Recap of 2017 and the Work Still Ahead

For MBPC, like many of you, 2017 has been a fast-paced, intense year, and 2018 is already looking to be another busy one. As we reflect on this past...

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Happy Holidays to the Super Wealthy & Multi-National Corporations...but not the rest of us

President Trump and GOP leadership in Congress got their Christmas wish to have the final tax legislation passed and signed before the holiday break. ...

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Winners & Losers of the Final GOP Tax Plan

The final legislative text of the federal tax bill was released Friday, December 15th. The U.S. House and Senate both passed this bill on Tuesday,...

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Congress Needs to Give Families the Gift of Security & Fully Fund CHIP

‘Tis the season for the sniffles. As the mom of three kids – two preschoolers and a baby – we see our fair share of colds, stomach bugs, and...

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The Truth Behind the “Expanded” Child Tax Credit for Montana Families

Meeting behind closed doors, the U.S. Senate and House conference committee reached agreement last week on the final GOP bill to massively overhaul...

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Guest Post: Fix the Funding Cliff Now

The waiting room of Montana’s Community Health Centers are thousands of miles from the U.S. Capitol, but what happens under that dome is hurting the...

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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.