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Food Access: Changes to SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition During COVID-19

In times of crisis and uncertainty, Montanans come together to take care of each other. In the last two weeks, record numbers of people have lost...

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State Action on Evictions, Foreclosures, and Utilities

This week, Governor Bullock issued an executive order to place a moratorium on evictions in light of COVID-19. We included this recommendation in our...

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State Takes Steps on SNAP to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19

On March 23, we published a report on ways the state can help ensure no one goes hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to see the...

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Every Child Counts in the Census

The 2020 Census count has started, and a complete count of all Montanans is critical to ensuring the state receives its fair share of federal funds...

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Solid State Action on Unemployment Insurance Helps Workers Impacted by COVID-19

On March 17, we published a new report providing an overview of some of the changes the state can make to the Unemployment Insurance program to...

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Federal and State Need to Step Up to Protect Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the United States, it has highlighted the importance of paid sick days for workers and their...

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Updates from the State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee Meeting

On March 5-6, the State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) met in Helena to discuss a wide variety of topics. To quickly recap the importance of...

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Here's What to Expect Next Week During a Busy Legislative Interim Committee Week

*Update. Due to COVID-19 all interim committee meetings have been cancelled. It’s a busy week next week for Montana legislative interim...

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