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Get Ready for the One-Two Punch: Anticipated Cuts to SNAP, Medicaid, and Possibly More

As the U.S. Senate & House conferees are crafting the final GOP tax plan behind closed doors in conference committee, we already have a strong...

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Federal Tax & the State Budget: More Revenue Problems to Come?

As Congress reconciles the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of their tax bills this week, here is our next installment of...

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Pass-Through Provisions Are Not for Main Street

By now you have heard that the tax bill Congressional Republicans are rushing to get to the President’s desk by Christmas will be a costly new...

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Why the Senate Tax Bill Hurts Montana Small Businesses & Main Street – Even with a change to benefit pass-through entities

On Monday Senate Daines announced that he would vote “No” on the Senate tax proposal, citing that the current bill does more for large...

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US Senate Tax Plan in Montana: Winners and Losers

In mid-November, the House passed a tax plan that would add $1.5 trillion to the federal deficit and increase taxes on working and middle-class...

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Montana Represents at National Budget & Policy Conference

The Montana Budget and Policy Center was well-represented by four of our six staff members at the IMPACT 2017 Conference held in Washington, DC last...

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The House Republican Tax Plan: Lion’s Share of Tax Cut Given to Richest 1 Percent of Montana Households, Grows Over Time

Today the US House Ways and Means Committee will begin its work on the House Republican tax cut bill. House leadership continues to tout this tax...

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Open Enrollment & the Alexander-Murray Bill

Open Enrollment for 2018 begins tomorrow, November 1st, and this year the enrollment period is shorter — lasting for only six weeks—from November...

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