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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Revenue Estimates: How does Montana Measure Up?

As we discussed yesterday, governments must know how much revenue the state has in order to assess how much to invest in important government...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Revenue

For the past two weeks, we’ve been discussing how the state invests its resources. However, equally as important is where those dollars originate....

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Women in Low-Wage Jobs

Last week, a new study was released on men and women in low-wage jobs. Of the nearly 20 million low-wage workers in the country, a staggering...

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Women's Issues in the News

In case you missed it last week, issues that impact women were all over the state and the nation.  On Thursday, Governor Bullock released the...

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Kids Count Data "Race for Results"

The evidence keeps mounting that American Indian children in Montana start life at a disadvantage and have a hard time catching up. To some extent...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: House Bill 2

The beginning of the legislative session seems far away, but it is only 20 wonky words! (If I take off Christmas and New Years). I think there are...

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