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Policy Basics: Property Taxes in Montana

The Montana property tax system provides support for local public services, including funding for schools, roads, and other infrastructure....

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Housing: An Overlooked Solution to Reducing Children in the Foster Care System

Addressing housing needs is one strategy to prevent children from being placed in foster care or achieve timely reunification. Montana should take...

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What Does the Latest SNAP Rule Announcement Mean?

The Trump administration announced Wednesday a final version of the first of its three proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program....

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Revenue Committee Must Consider State Services and History of Budget Cuts

Many Montanans enjoy a high quality of life, which is directly connected to the public investments we have made collectively over many decades....

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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.