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SNAP: A Public-Private Partnership

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a public-private partnership that helps families afford a basic diet, strengthens the national...

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Montana children’s health coverage in jeopardy

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers tens of thousands of children in Montana, expired on September 30,...

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SNAP vs. Block Grants

Forty years ago this Friday, President Carter signed into law the landmark 1977 Food Stamp Act, setting the framework for the modern Food Stamp...

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ACA Defense is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

The latest bill to repeal the ACA is by far the most destructive. Remember the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) and the Affordable Health Care...

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More state budget cuts could be on the horizon: How much more can our communities take?

The Montana Budget and Policy Center staff spent their weekend pouring over the 10 percent reduction plans submitted by each state agency to the...

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Focus on American Indian Youth During Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Throughout the month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and...

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Perspective on the State Budget

Yesterday, the governor’s office announced that the state could be facing more budgetary cuts in the coming months. Montana law requires the...

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Report Preview: Taxes in Indian Country

Few people understand the nuances of how taxes work in Indian Country. As a result, taxation authority in Indian Country has been one of the most...

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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.