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Families and Economic Security

Montana should be a state where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from a growing economy. Unfortunately, too many in our state cannot find full-time work or work for low wages. Families struggle to find affordable child care and many do not have access to any form of paid leave to take care of themselves or their family. Because of this, MBPC conducts extensive research on policies that help modern families across the state make ends meet and build a financially security life.

SNAP Helps Grow a Healthy Workforce and a Healthy Economy

Cuts to SNAP do more than take food off of the tables of families who need help; they can also endanger Montana's agricultural economy. Because SNAP helps millions of households across America...

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Budget Cuts Devastate Health and Human Services

In November 2017, the legislative special session resulted in approximately $120.7 million in state general fund cuts to agencies. These are on top of cuts that were taken during the regular session...

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HB 391 - The Montana Earned Income Credit: Helping Montana’s Working Families and Economy

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Montana FAMLI Act Policy Design

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A State Earned Income Tax Credit: Helping Montana's Working Families and Economy

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Investing in Montana’s Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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Medicaid Expansion: Effective Strategies to Expanding Access to Coverage

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Paid Family and Medical Leave: Supporting Families, Businesses, and The Economy

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A Two Generational Lens on Unemployment: Why Family Income Matters for Children

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Investing in Montana’s Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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Making Unemployment Insurance Work for Montana Workers

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Strengthening Families, Strengthening Our Economy: The Economic Benefits of Pre-Kindergarten

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The High Cost of Child Care: State Funding for Pre-K Would Benefit Montana Families

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Support for Jobless Workers: Who Falls Through the Cracks?

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Montana's Budget: Missed Opportunities

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Reality Check: Montana's Minimum Wage

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Montanans Face Cuts to Food Assistance

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Policy Basics: Unemployment Insurance

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The Child Tax Credit: Supporting Montana's Families and Economy

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Reducing Poverty and Promoting Work: The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

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Investing in Montana's Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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Beyond Unemployment: Finding Work in Montana

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The State of Working Montana 2011

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Proposed Budget is an Anti-Jobs Bill

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Emergency Spending Cuts Can Be Minimized and Targeted to Avoid Further Harm to Economy and Montanans

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Public Service Job Losses Threaten Montana's Recovery

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Updated: Legislative Budget Committees Make Cuts That Will Harm Families and Economic Recovery

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Resources on Legislature's Preliminary Cuts to Education and Public Services

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Investing in Montana's Future: A State Earned Income Tax Credit

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State of Working Montana 2010

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Investing in Montana's Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

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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.