ICYMI: Legislative Progress Related to Indian Country

In case you missed it, there has been a lot of action in the Montana legislature this week that impacts tribal communities throughout the state....

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New Data Shows Medicaid Expansion Is a Solid Budget Decision for States

New data shows states that have expanded Medicaid have already experienced significant revenue gains and savings. A recent report by the State Health...

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Here We Go Again: Charter Trying to Shift Taxes onto Homeowners

You will recall the fond memories of last summer’s proposed ballot initiative to drastically cut property taxes for one company, Charter...

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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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