Wonky Word Wednesday: Legislative Summit

Ok, I admit this is not really a wonky word. However, our 2nd Legislative Summit is coming up next week on December 8 and 9, and it is all I can think...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Healthy Montana Kids

If you’ve been following our work, you know that we are dedicated to passing Medicaid expansion because we know it will help our state’s economy...

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Lessons Learned at National Conference

This week, most of the Montana Budget and Policy Center staff traveled to attend a national conference with groups like ours across the country. Since...

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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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