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A State EITC Helps Montana's Economy

Today, in our EITC blog series, we’ll examine the broad impacts of the federal EITC, as well as the proposed state EITC, on Montana’s economy. As...

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The EITC Matters to Montana’s Rural Communities

“The EITC program has become, in many respects, increasingly a ‘rural program’ as rural areas and small cities contain the highest claims of...

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How Does a State Earned Income Tax Credit Work?

On Thursday, the Montana House of Representatives passed a 2nd reading on HB592. This is the bill establishing a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)...

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A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit Helps Low-Income Working Families and Bolsters the Economy

On Monday, House Bill 592, to establish a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), passed the House Taxation Committee with a strong bipartisan vote....

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The Montana HELP Act: A New Pathway to Insure 70,000 Montanans

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that the Montana Budget and Policy Center unequivocally supports expanding Medicaid coverage in Montana....

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: 1115 Waiver

The tabling of the Healthy Montana Plan HB249 on March 6th without debate or amendments was a sad day for the 70,000 Montanans still waiting for...

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Transmittal Update

As both chambers wrap up their work this week ahead of today's transmittal deadline, it is worth taking a moment to highlight where things stand on...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Transmittal

You may have noticed a lot of action swirling around at the Capitol over the past two weeks. Legislators have been taking executive action on bills...

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