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Position Announcement: State-Tribal Policy Outreach Coordinator

Organizational, Project, and Position Background Founded in 2008, the mission of the Montana Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) is to advance...

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State-Tribal Legislative Updates

With the final days of the 2019 legislative session less than a month away, MBPC wanted to share updates on several key bills that would impact Indian...

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Medicaid Expansion Passes House, Heads to the Senate

On March 29, the Montana House passed HB 658 to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana. As a quick recap, the 2015 Legislature expanded Medicaid...

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USDA Proposed Rule Undercuts State Flexibility, Puts Families at Greater Risk of Hunger

Over the past several months, MBPC has been busy with the Montana Legislative session, but SNAP is – again – at risk at the federal level. Just...

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Revenue Raising Opportunities, Lost

In March, with less than 10 days before the April 1 transmittal deadline for revenue bills, the legislature saw a number of proposals that would raise...

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President Trump's 2020 Budget

President Trump’s 2020 budget, released on March 11, is a proposal that would make deep cuts to core public services and social safety net programs,...

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A Tale of Two Medicaid Bills: With Very Different Endings

On Saturday, March 16, the House Committee on Human Services will hear two bills, both of which will continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion program,...

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House Bill 401 Perpetuates Policy Rooted in Racism

The patchwork pattern of reservation lands in Montana today is the product of treaty violations and intentional efforts made by the federal government...

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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.