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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Tuition Tax Credits: A Bad Bargain

Ensuring that our children receive the best education possible should be our collective goal. The state of Montana has one of the best public...

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