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FMLA turns 25, but Montana still needs policies to balance family & work

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), our nation’s unpaid leave law. Much has changed...

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State budget cuts to health and human services reach nearly $100 million

These next few weeks, MBPC will be sharing more information on how the recent budget cuts are impacting Montana families and communities. It’s...

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State Budget Cuts: Community Impact Series - Closure of 19 outreach offices

Nineteen state DPHHS outreach offices have closed. What does this mean for Montanans? This blog is the first in a series to identify community...

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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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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.