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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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Alexander-Murray Bill: Stabilizing the health insurance market is key to affordable health care

Earlier this week, Senators Alexander and Murray announced an agreement on a bipartisan bill to stabilize the individual health insurance market....

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Who exactly is covered under CHIP in Montana?

At the end of September, Congress allowed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) to expire. While Montana has funds to keep the...

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What is Reconciliation?

Perhaps you recall hearing the term “reconciliation” earlier this year when Congress was fired up to repeal the ACA. Well, reconciliation is...

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Trump’s Tax Plan: Not a Middle-Class Miracle for Montana

The tax framework announced last week by President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress outlines large tax cuts aimed at the wealthiest households...

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