Indian Education for All

Montana is the only state constitutionally requiring American Indian cultural heritage and history to be taught in classrooms. This provision is...

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The Indian Child Welfare Act: What It Means to Protect Tribal Sovereignty

"Throughout Indian Territory, there are records of Indian agents being paid a bounty for rounding up kids to ship to the government boarding schools....

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MBPC is looking for additional board members!

Are you or someone you know looking for leadership experience and interested in the inner workings of policymaking? The Montana Budget &...

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HB 648: Bridging the Gap to Childcare

This session, the Montana Legislature passed HB 648, making major strides in addressing the lack of access to affordable child care in Montana. We...

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Red Flag Warning: The First Round of Medicaid Redetermination Numbers Are In

Earlier this week, the Department of Public Health and Human Services posted data from the first month of the Medicaid redetermination process. For...

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Montana is Systematically Denying Help to Hungry Families 

Over the past few years, a troubling pattern has emerged – Montana lawmakers have been systematically denying hungry families chances to make ends...

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Don’t Be Fooled: Montana Can and Must Invest in Child Care and Housing Solutions for Montana Families

Montana legislators walked into the Capitol on day one of this session, looking at a $2 billion surplus. Due to federal stimulus, in-migration, and...

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Bad Practice: The Under-Funding of OPD

After years of insufficient funding, it is time for the Senate to bridge the gap in the state’s Office of Public Defender budget by fully funding...

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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.