Wonky Word Wednesdays: ANB

September is here and that means backpacks, school lunches, homework, and high school sports. It also means investing in teachers, classroom...

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Back to School: How are Montana Schools Funded?

By far and away one of the most important investments we can make in our economy is in the future of our youngest learners. Montana is home to over...

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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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