Why Medicaid Provider Rates Matter

With the legislative session in full swing, Montanans will soon hear lots of discussion on big picture topics, like affordable housing and tax cuts...

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Governor’s Tax Plan Helps the Wealthiest

Montana has the opportunity to invest in Montana communities with a record surplus of $1.9 billion. Governor Gianforte plans to use much of the state...

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Child Tax Credits: The Structure Matters

This November, Governor Gianforte released his proposed budget, which included a state child tax credit (CTC). For families with children, a state...

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What’s In and What’s Out in the Governor’s Proposed Budget?

Table of Contents Introduction    1 Important Investments for Families and Communities    2 Missed...

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Policy Basics: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in response to a high number of American Indian children being removed from their homes...

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2022 State-Tribal Handbook

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Position Announcement: Legislative Aide

The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing responsible tax, budget, and economic policies...

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Public Investment & the Housing Task Force

On October 19, the housing task force convened by the governor formally passed its final report proposing 18 recommendations to address Montana’s...

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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.