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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The Truth About Tax Cuts: Lessons from Other States

Over the past several weeks a number of bills have come before the legislature aimed at cutting taxes, in total estimated to cut more than $300...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Structural Balance

I hope you are ready this week because Wonky Word Wednesdays is going to turn up the wonk factor. Over the summer, you learned about how budgets at...

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Indian Country 2015 Legislative Update

A number of new and continuing initiatives impacting Indian Country are under consideration by the legislature this session. Among the efforts is a...

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Wonky Word Wednesday - Ending Fund Balance

This session – like most sessions – there is an ongoing discussion about what Montana’s “ending fund balance” should and will be. But there...

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Montanan Women Can't Afford to Make Do With Less

I recommend listening to Dolly sing 9 to 5 as you read for maximum blog enjoyment. Did you know that women working in Montana are still only making...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Nonbeneficiary

This week, MBPC testified in favor of HB 196 titled Generally revise laws related to tribal colleges and other community colleges, sponsored by Susan...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Bonding

This week Governor Bullock’s infrastructure bill, called the Build Montana Act (HB5), had a hearing in the Joint Appropriations Sub-Committee on...

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MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.