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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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Tax Credits and Tax Deductions

Tax credit or tax deduction? Do you know the difference? I decided to pick this issue because at MBPC, we talk a lot about the Earned Income Tax...

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Honoring Montana's Veterans

Yesterday, we honored and remembered the veterans who have given so much to protect our freedom. We would like to extend a whole-hearted thank you to...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Mills

You might have heard us mention the term "mills” a few times lately. Between local school mill levies, and the Charter Communications ballot...

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Michele's Story: A Woman Caught in the Coverage Gap

Medicaid expansion would provide up to 70,000 Montanans with affordable health care coverage. Watch this new video from MBPC to listen to Michele's...

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