Teacher Appreciation Day: An opportunity to thank our teachers and celebrate public schools

One of my closest friends is an educator, and I’ve had the opportunity to watch her do what she does best – teach high school students English....

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Public Dollars: We all benefit, so why the double standard?

Families experiencing poverty have a lot to worry about – finding a safe place to live, putting food on the table, and making sure young children...

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Bonding: An opportunity to invest in Montana

The state of Montana has never had a better opportunity to address infrastructure needs through bonding than right now, and that opportunity begins to...

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The Next Steps for Medicaid Expansion

The Montana Budget and Policy Center is celebrating this week, as legislators on both sides of the aisle worked together to pass Medicaid expansion in...

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Wonky Word Wednesday: Sine Die

In February, I talked about one of my favorite legislative words, transmittal, which is the halfway point of the legislative session. As important as...

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It's Tax Day - Hooray! Let's Invest in Montana.

Today is what many people refer to as Tax Day, and not always with a smile on their faces. But you know what? We’d all be a lot less better off if...

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We Pay, Why Don’t They?

Wednesday is Tax Day! We’re building off of yesterday’s blog post, which examined who pays taxes in Montana. As you know, Montana’s lower-income...

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Who Pays Taxes in Montana?

T-minus 2 days until Tax Day…Hooray! Why are we so excited about tax day you ask? Because it is through our taxes that we collectively invest in...

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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.