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Time for Montana to Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave

One year ago this March, families across the state found themselves suddenly trying to balance the responsibilities of working while carrying for...

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Senate Bill 138 Has Deep Roots in Settler Colonialism

On this day (February 8) in 1887, Congress passed the General Allotment Act, also known as the Dawes Act, with the ultimate purpose of dissolving...

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Update: SNAP Proposed and Enacted Changes to Help Families

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has helped individuals and families keep food on their table and avoid hunger during this time...

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Details Are Important: House Bill 162 Doesn’t Actually Help Most Seniors

Nearly every session a bill comes before the Legislature seeking to exempt social security income from all Montana income taxes, and every session the...

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Legislative Action: Subcommittee Cuts Nearly $1 Billion from DPHHS Base

The first action of the Joint Appropriations/Finance & Claims Joint Subcommittee for Health and Human Services cut nearly $1 billion from the base...

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Present Law Budget: What does it mean and how does it affect our communities?

With the 2021 Montana legislative session less than a month away, decisions made by our state level policymakers will determine how Montanans weather...

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Supporting Montana Communities Is a Critical to Economic Recovery

Going into Montana’s 2021 legislative session, there is a lot of attention on the growth in Montana’s state budget over the past decade. The...

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Montana Boosts Unemployment Payments But Congress Must Act

As Montanans prepare to enter what is sure to be a tough winter, the need for economic relief has never been clearer. In recent weeks, Montana’s...

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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.