Montana’s Tax System: How Do We Stack Up?

On Tax Day, we all spend some extra time thinking about how much we pay in taxes. Even more so for low- and middle-income families, who contribute a...

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The Case of the Missing Fourteen Cents

Hard-working women across the state of Montana are trying to solve a mystery. From every dollar in every paycheck women are bringing home for a hard...

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Uncommon Beauty, Unparalleled Opportunity

Montana is a great place to live, work, and play. Visitors from every corner of the planet come to explore our rivers, mountain valleys, and world...

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The Earned Income Tax Credit: Strengthening Working Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the nation’s most effective tool for reducing child poverty and supporting working families, would be...

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One million dollars – gone.

Montana lost out on a million dollars this month. And last month, and the month before that. And we’ll keep on losing that money because last...

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The Impact of the Government Shutdown on the National Parks

For my family, and many across the country, as the snow melts and the first signs of spring are coming to Montana, we are starting to plan trips to...

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Which costs more: A year in college, or a year in preschool?

Parents of a college student in Montana can expect to shell out between $6,350 - $6,750 a year in college tuition, depending if you’re a Griz or a...

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Farm Bill Includes Provisions for Indian Country

On February 4, 2014 Congress passed the “Farm Bill” which authorizes funding for federal agricultural and nutrition programs for the next five...

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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.