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State Investments are Critical to Addressing the High Rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

“Too many of our sisters, mothers, and daughters have been left behind by our legal system,” said Rep. Rae Peppers, sponsor of House Bill 21, an...

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Update on Senate & House Tax Bills

With the 2019 Montana Legislature underway, the House and Senate tax committees are working on bills that would change our tax system, for better or...

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Eliminating Water's Edge Election: Making Corporate Taxes Fairer for Montana Main Street

On Tuesday, January 29, the Senate Taxation committee will hear a bill that seeks to make our corporate income tax system fairer for the small...

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Federal government shutdown causes immediate and lasting damage

It’s now been over a month of the federal government shutdown, and in national news, we often hear about the 800,000 federal workers across the...

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Setting the facts straight on Medicaid expansion

Earlier this month, we saw an opinion piece opposing Medicaid expansion that included a handful of inaccuracies. At MBPC, we know that facts matter....

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MBPC 2019 Legislative Priorities

At MBPC, we believe all Montanans deserve strong, healthy, and safe communities. During the legislative session, we will continue advocating for a...

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Who pays taxes in Montana?

With the Montana legislature in full swing, how Montana’s tax system stacks up to other states, and how we can make it better, is at the top of many...

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Intangible Personal Property Exemption: Shifting Taxes to Homeowners

One of MBPC’s favorite documents was just released, the Department of Revenue’s Biennial Report. The Biennial Report gives an overview of the...

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