2023 State-Tribal Legislative Updates

Although the federal budget is crucial in Indian Country, the state budget also impacts tribal communities. Representatives from across Montana...

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Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Short-term Rebates Rushed Through Before Lawmakers Even See the Full Budget

HELENA, Mont. (Mar. 6, 2023) — A diverse group of stakeholders express great concern at the Legislature rushing through $1 billion in tax cuts that...

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Montana Families Need Postpartum Medicaid Expansion

This session, Montana has the opportunity to help new families access medical care following the birth of a baby. New state option provides health...

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Medicaid Unwinding Requires Communication and Transparency

In early 2020, Congress passed a law that gave states extra federal funds to keep people on their Medicaid rolls during a time of nationwide health...

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Why Medicaid Provider Rates Matter

With the legislative session in full swing, Montanans will soon hear lots of discussion on big picture topics, like affordable housing and tax cuts...

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Governor’s Tax Plan Helps the Wealthiest

Montana has the opportunity to invest in Montana communities with a record surplus of $1.9 billion. Governor Gianforte plans to use much of the state...

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Child Tax Credits: The Structure Matters

This November, Governor Gianforte released his proposed budget, which included a state child tax credit (CTC). For families with children, a state...

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What’s In and What’s Out in the Governor’s Proposed Budget?

Table of Contents Introduction    1 Important Investments for Families and Communities    2 Missed...

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