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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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Coverage Gap

Yesterday, petition gatherers across the state asked voters to sign petitions on a variety of issues. One of these issues – especially important to...

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Montana Can Make Tax System More Fair by Enacting a State Earned Income Tax Credit

“I remember the first time I got the EITC,” said Christy, a single working mom from Missoula.  “I had old debt and the EITC allowed me to clean...

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Dr. Jon Griffin's Story: A Physician's Perspective

Earlier this month, we shared with you Michele's story, the story of a woman caught in the coverage gap. If you haven't had a chance to listen to her...

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