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Tax Overhauls in the Last Two Decades

This interim, the Montana Legislature will be studying Montana’s overall tax system. House Joint Resolution 35 asks the revenue interim committee to...

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The Latest Plan to Deny Assistance: Shrinking the Poverty Line

The federal administration’s proposal to lower the federal poverty line would cut benefits for most health, nutrition, and assistance programs On...

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Indian Country and the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census is just around the corner and ensuring an accurate count of Montanans, including American Indians, will be a big issue. An accurate...

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Summary of Missoula's new strategic plan to meet the city's housing needs

On May 15, the city of Missoula released a comprehensive, community-driven housing policy that was years in the making. The 95-page document, titled...

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2019 Montana Legislative Session Recap

Over the past four months, Montana Budget & Policy Center's staff analyzed nearly every part of the state budget, provided research and testimony...

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End-of-Session Affordable Housing Updates

During the 2019 Legislative session, several bills that would increase access to affordable housing for Montanans attracted significant support and...

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Healthy Budgets Make for Healthy Communities

Medicaid expansion was a big priority for the 2019 Montana Legislature. However, state budget and tax decisions of all kinds impact the social...

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Access to Health Care Coverage for Nearly 100,000 Montanans Protected with Continuation of Medicaid Expansion

The Montana Legislature passed HB 658, a continuation of Montana’s Medicaid expansion program, providing health care coverage for over 96,000...

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