Helping Montana veterans and military families build a more secure future

Today is Veteran’s Day and our team here at the MBPC wants to thank the men and women who have served or continue to serve our country. One great...

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Property Taxes: Critical Investment in Montana Schools

This week was a big week for ensuring Montana kids and families have access to a quality K-12 education. As many of you know, last week the county...

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Montana families spend more on child care than on housing or college

In a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, researchers found that child care costs are so high that most moderate-and-low income working...

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Health Care Reform is Working in Montana and Nationwide

Last Wednesday, the Census Bureau released new data on health insurance rates, showing the benefit of health care reform and growing coverage in...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: The Census Bureau

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release statistics highlighting poverty, income, and health insurance coverage from 2014. But before we dive...

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Labor Day: Paid Leave Can Help Montana's Worker Shortage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry has released its 2015 Labor Day Report, an analysis of how wages and jobs fare in Montana and what trends...

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Back to School Series, Part 5: Academic Achievement in Indian Country

Today’s final installment on our back-to-school series will take a closer look at how state policies can support academic achievement in Indian...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 4: Educational Attainment in Montana

In part 4 of our back-to-school series, we're taking an overall look at educational attainment in Montana and what the results mean for our families,...

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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.