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House Bill 632: Summary of ARPA Funds

The link below is a short summary of House Bill 632 that appropriate $2.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Appropriations...

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SB 100: A Trojan Horse

The legislature is currently considering SB 100. This legislation purports to “prevent fraud” but is riddled with unintended consequences...

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House Bill 621 Would Bring Recreational Cannabis Tax Revenue to Indian Country

In November 2020, Montanans voted to pass I-190 to legalize possession and use of recreational cannabis and to establish a 20 percent tax on...

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Early Action on the Budget Leaves Major Gaps, While Tax Breaks Move Forward

Montanans care deeply about the well-being of their families and neighbors. They want a hopeful and prosperous future for their children, safe...

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Transmittal Update: State-Tribal Legislation

The Montana Legislature has reached transmittal, or the point in the legislative session at which general policy bills must move from one chamber to...

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How Does Montana Stack Up Compared to Our Neighbors?

Montana is falling behind in the investments we need to truly make it a state where we can all live, work, and enjoy all that Big Sky Country...

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Continuous Eligibility: Providing Stability During Uncertain Times.

During times of crisis, Montanans need stability. In recent months, thousands of Montanans living on low incomes have turned to Medicaid expansion to...

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Quick Tips: How to Testify Remotely

It's important that our legislators hear from us, but between Montana winters, COVID, and busy schedules, going to Helena may not be possible....

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.