Alphabet Soup: Acronyms You Should Know

Do you ever get confused about all of the acronyms MBPC (aka the Montana Budget & Policy Center) uses? To help clear things up, we put our 50 most...

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Montana Can Help Feed Thousands But Must Act Soon

Montana has the opportunity to protect and expand Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits for...

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Corporations Avoid their Fair Share of Taxes

As tax season is upon us, many Americans are finding out how much they owe in federal income taxes this year. The Institute of Taxation and...

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MBPC’s Paid Leave Policy: Practicing What We Preach

Last week marked the anniversary of the Family Medical and Leave Act, America’s unpaid leave law. It also marks a time when we are seeing a lot of...

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Celebrating FLMA Anniversary Should Inspire Us to Push for Paid Leave

This week marks the anniversary of the enactment of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), our nation’s unpaid leave law. The passage of FLMA in...

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Federal Recognition of Tribes: Why it matters

This December, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians became the 574th federally recognized tribe after more than a hundred years of fighting for...

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EITC Awareness Day

Today marks Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, when we raise awareness of one of the nation’s most successful anti-poverty programs for...

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MBPC Welcomes Xanna Burg as New KIDS COUNT Coordinator

MBPC grew this month by adding a new program and new staff member. MBPC announced in October that we will be the new host agency for the KIDS COUNT...

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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.