Suicide Rates in Montana are Unacceptably High, Especially Among American Indians

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a month dedicated to promoting suicide prevention awareness across the country. For Montana, it’s...

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It takes American Indian women 21 months to earn what white men make in 12

Today, September 27th, marks Equal Pay Day for American Indian women, the day an American Indian woman will have had to have worked into 2018 to make...

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Guest Blog: 2016 State-Tribal Policy Symposium reflections

As a recently hired legislative aide for the 2016 Montana Legislature, I attended the 2016 State-Tribal Policy Symposium and got some great insights...

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2018 State-Tribal Symposium Sponsors

The Montana Budget and Policy Center is proud to keep the symposium free for attendees in addition to offering travel assistance. We are grateful to...

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The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act: Supporting the Success of Homeless Students

Classrooms are full of activity as students return for the start of a new academic year. For many children who struggle with homelessness, going back...

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Indian Country Could be Hardest Hit by Changes to SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill

35%. 34%. 31%. 23%. 21%. 20%. 19%. These figures? They’re the SNAP participation rates for seven different counties in Montana, as reported out...

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Yesterday's Announcement of Cuts Restoration: Impact on DPHHS

On August 30, the governor announced how the roughly $45 million restored to state agencies would be allocated. Funds are allocated based on the level...

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Guest Blog: On the cost of being a Griz

In 2017, I joined the 22.7 million Americans in the pursuit of higher education. While I was excited to become a University of Montana Grizzly, it was...

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