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On the Blog: US vs Belgium

Last week, we watched US play Germany and throughout the match discussed the various scenarios that would allow us to move on to the knockout bracket....

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State Trust Lands: A Critical Investment for our Schools

Yellowstone National Park is big, covering a vast 2.2 million acres. In my park ranger days, based in Mammoth near the north entrance to the park, I...

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On the Blog: US vs. Germany

Today, staff at MBPC have soccer on the brain because we are geared up for the World Cup match between US and Germany later this morning....

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Fiscal Year

For budget dorks like us at the Montana Budget and Policy Center, there are few days that get us excited enough to celebrate. One is April 15 – Tax...

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Paid Leave Critical to Working Families

Yesterday, President Obama convened a group of big thinkers to discuss the state of working families in the U.S.  Did you know that 63 percent of...

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Wonky Words Wednesdays: Reappraisal

This week I was struggling to come up with a good wonky word and then I read this article. Reappraisal is a great wonky word! It is timely, it is...

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State-funding for Pre-K in Montana Gains Momentum

Pre-K is an excellent opportunity for Montana to improve the lives of children, families, and strengthen our communities, and press and policymakers...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

As the summer kicks off and we start planning picnics and BBQs, I think of the many families in Montana who struggle to put food on the table. Budgets...

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