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Wonky Word Wednesday: ICED

This week Governor Bullock released his 2017 Biennium Budget, making strategic investments in our communities and our state economy. To name a few, we...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Fiscal Note

Last week we discussed the difference between the Office of Budget and Program Planning (OBPP) and the Legislative Fiscal Division (LFD). We explained...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: OBPP vs. LFD

Now that the elections are over, talk around the state will focus on the upcoming legislative session. We thought it would be best to return to...

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Policy Basics: How do property taxes work?

Property taxes play in critical role in ensuring our local communities can invest in public services that we all depend on – roads, schools, public...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Property Tax Rate

We are getting close to having a decent understanding of how our property taxes work in Montana. So far in wonky words we explained – mills,...

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Announcing 2nd Legislative Summit Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever as the keynote speaker at our 2nd Legislative Summit the evening of December 9. An accomplished...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Homestead Exemption

We continue our series on property taxes. Today we will focus on the homestead exemption. Simply put, the homestead exemption is a way to reduce...

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On the Road: Talking about the economic benefits of pre-K

By investing in pre-K programs, we know Montana will experience significant short-term and long-term economic returns. Children will be better...

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