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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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This tax bill is a health care bill too.

We anticipate that the House and Senate will vote on the final GOP tax plan early next week. While this proposal is first and foremost a give-away to...

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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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