Why Expanding Medicaid and Health Care Coverage Matters in Indian Country

There are a myriad of reasons why Montana should expand Medicaid – providing affordable health care coverage for up to 70,0000 Montanans and a boost...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays - Decision Package

Last week we discussed base budget. This is the starting point for building a state budget. Then the Legislature must decide what else to fund –...

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Women's Equality Day: How Can We Do More For Women?

It’s Women’s Equality Day and also the 21st anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These two topics – women equality and...

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18 Years of TANF

Every Friday, the Montana Budget & Policy Center picks a Number of the Week, and we post a short note on our Facebook page. This week, I’m...

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Guest Blog: Financially Shaky Ground

Today is National Senior Citizens Day where we recognize contributions of senior citizens across the country. We can all easily think of numerous...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Base Budget

We are starting to get really wonky this week with base budget. After today, you should be able show off at the water cooler next time people start...

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The Good and Bad in Data on Indian Country

Despite the many struggles that face Indian country – like those we discussed in our last state-tribal blog post – there is often good news to...

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Paid Leave: More than a women’s issue, it is an economic one.

When people talk about paid leave, it is often framed as a women’s issue. However, this article by the New York Times reminds us that this is an...

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