USDA Approves Program to Feed Montana Kids during COVID-19

Montana children will have access to a supplemental nutrition program that will help address food insecurity caused by the sudden closure of schools...

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Ten Year Trends in Child Well-Being: More Progress Needed for Montana Children

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released the 31st edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book on June 22, the first edition since Montana Budget & Policy...

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Food Prices and Hunger are on the Rise in Montana

Food insecurity is skyrocketing in Montana, caused by a of high rates of unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic and made worse by rising food...

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MPBC Announces New Project - Big Sky Brighter Future

Today the Montana Budget & Policy Center announced its new project - Big Sky Brighter Future - a bold agenda providing policymakers with a clear...

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Tribal Sovereignty During COVID-19

Tribal nations are showcasing leadership during COVID-19 by prioritizing the safety and health of vulnerable populations, tribal citizens, and...

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Children are going hungry with school closures. Montana can help.

Montana can help thousands of low-income students get enough to eat during school closures, but it must act swiftly.   A new program established...

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COVID Lays Bare Inequities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequities built into the very systems that are meant to serve families facing financial insecurity. As a...

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Montana’s Frontline Workers Are Mostly Women and People of Color

In Montana and across the world, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many of us safely in our homes. Frontline workers are making this protection...

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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.