Early Budget Plan Bodes Poorly for Montana

The significant but short-term reduction in revenue levels over the past two years is going to be a challenge for the 2017 Legislative session in...

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New Research on the Benefits of Early Childhood Education

With Governor Bullock proposing to invest $12 million on early childhood education, policymakers and parents are wondering how long the benefits of...

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Wonky Words: OBPP vs. LFD

Now that the elections are over, talk around the state will focus on the upcoming legislative session. Things are already heating up with the...

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Governor Proposes Tax Fairness in his Budget

Every two years, the Governor of Montana releases their budget proposing investments to support our communities, including education, workforce...

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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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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.