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Montanan Incomes Improve by Biggest Margin in the Nation

Incomes across the nation rose in 2015, according to the Census Bureau, with Montana making the biggest leap forward. In 2014, the average Montana...

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Legislative Summit Keynote Announcement: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will be returning to Montana as the keynote speaker at our 2016 Legislative Summit. Dr....

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NorthWestern Energy’s Property Re-Valued and Taxes Go Down: Who Is Going to Pay?

We learned this week that the Department of Revenue settled a property tax dispute with NorthWestern Energy, which will lower the overall market value...

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Teacher Shortage Spells Trouble

A shortage of teachers in our public schools spells trouble. The Great Recession caused just that – a dramatic decrease in the number educators...

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New report shows some wealthy taxpayers can turn a profit off school privatization tax credits

A new report released today takes a look at states’ tax expenditures that benefit private K-12 schools, revealing that some wealthy taxpayers can...

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Health Care in Indian Country: How Medicaid Expansion Can Help

Contemporary American Indian health concerns have been the topic of a four-part newspaper series by Billings Gazette journalist Jayme Fraser. The...

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Montana among 23 states with reduced poverty rates between 2014 and 2015, but there's more work to be done.

On Tuesday we released a blog highlighting the Census Bureau’s new data on health insurance coverage in Montana. Today, we’ll look at new...

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Thanks to health reform, more Montanans have health insurance

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing new data on health insurance coverage, economic, and poverty information both at the national and...

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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.