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MBPC Presents at Montana Association of Planners Conference: Affordable Housing Trends in Montana and Models for Improving Access

On September 12, the Montana Association of Planners convened its annual conference, inviting land use planners, local officials, and nonprofit...

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Traditional Tobacco, Commercial Tobacco and I-185

“We have to understand the context we place on tobacco. Are we using it in a respectful or an abusive way? Our communities are starting to...

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Recognizing Contributions of Indian Country on Indigenous People’s Day

Today, October 8th, marks Indigenous People’s Day, a day for celebrating American Indians’ history and culture. So, at MBPC, we wanted to take a...

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MBPC presents at Montana League of Cities and Towns conference: How state budget cuts have impacted local governments

Last week, the Montana League of Cities and Towns hosted its annual conference, bringing together city managers, department staff, and local elected...

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The Farm Bill Expired. What comes next?

Following a meeting between the leaders on the Agriculture Committee during the last week of September, it became clear that Congress would not pass a...

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Suicide Rates in Montana are Unacceptably High, Especially Among American Indians

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a month dedicated to promoting suicide prevention awareness across the country. For Montana, it’s...

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It takes American Indian women 21 months to earn what white men make in 12

Today, September 27th, marks Equal Pay Day for American Indian women, the day an American Indian woman will have had to have worked into 2018 to make...

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Guest Blog: 2016 State-Tribal Policy Symposium reflections

As a recently hired legislative aide for the 2016 Montana Legislature, I attended the 2016 State-Tribal Policy Symposium and got some great insights...

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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.