Wonky Word Wednesdays: TANF

Wonky Word Wednesdays loves to focus on acronyms. Last week we did OTO, and this week we are going to give you one that has been in the news recently...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: OTO

Tomorrow, MBPC will release a report on the legislative successes and missed opportunities for Indian Country. But before we do that, we thought it...

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Montana releases health care waiver plan

This morning, the state of Montana released its draft plan to expand health care coverage under the recently-passed HELP Act. For a refresher on the...

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US vs. Japan

The US women's soccer team is in the World Cup finals! We are so excited here at MBPC, so we decided to do one last head to head - US vs. Japan. ...

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Expanding temporary disability insurance is one way to provide paid family leave

Think of today’s blog as part two from yesterday. After learning about TDI, you may have the question – what does this mean for paid family leave?...

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Everyone wins when fathers have access to paid family leave

Father’s Day is right around the corner and you know what? Times, they are a changin’, and today, fathers are taking more time off to care for...

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US vs. Sweden

Today, the US plays again tonight in the Women’s World Cup! So on to our next head to head - US vs. Sweden. Transportation. Getting to a soccer...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Labor Force Participation

Montana’s current economy is strong, with mostly low unemployment rates around the state, high GDP (gross domestic product – a wonky word for a...

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