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Guest Blog: SNAP Supports a Strong Montana

It can be hard to imagine that thousands of our neighbors struggle with hunger, yet that is the reality for the nearly 140,000 Montanans living in...

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We Need a State Earned Income Tax Credit. Here’s Why.

We need a state Earned Income Tax Credit. Here’s Why. A state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), like the federal credit, could go a long way to...

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A State EITC Can Help Montana Kids

Kids don’t usually get too excited about things like tax credits. But they do appreciate things like being healthy, doing well in school, and having...

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What is the EITC and How Does it Work?

This Wednesday, the Montana legislature will have a hearing on a bill that could help brighten the prospects of working Montana families. The bill is...

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Why Moms AND Dads Need Paid Leave

When a new baby enters the family, everyone’s life turns upside down. While mothers might need paid leave while they recover from childbirth, it is...

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Montana Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act: A Bill to Support Montana Families

When faced with an illness, caring for a loved one, or a new child entering the family, many Montana workers are forced to choose between taking time...

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Oil and Gas Tax Holiday: It is time to end this free ride

The 2017 Montana Legislature has been marked with concern over massive budgetary cuts and the major shortfall in revenue. While not all cuts can be...

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Timeline of Meaningful Developments in the State-Tribal Relationship

Today at 1 pm at the State Capitol, CSKT Tribal Chairman Dr. Vernon Finley will deliver this year’s State of the Tribal Nations Address to members...

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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.