Every Child Counts in the Census

The 2020 Census count has started, and a complete count of all Montanans is critical to ensuring the state receives its fair share of federal funds...

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Solid State Action on Unemployment Insurance Helps Workers Impacted by COVID-19

On March 17, we published a new report providing an overview of some of the changes the state can make to the Unemployment Insurance program to...

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Federal and State Need to Step Up to Protect Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the United States, it has highlighted the importance of paid sick days for workers and their...

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Updates from the State-Tribal Relations Interim Committee Meeting

On March 5-6, the State-Tribal Relations Committee (STRC) met in Helena to discuss a wide variety of topics. To quickly recap the importance of...

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Here's What to Expect Next Week During a Busy Legislative Interim Committee Week

*Update. Due to COVID-19 all interim committee meetings have been cancelled. It’s a busy week next week for Montana legislative interim...

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Alphabet Soup: Acronyms You Should Know

Do you ever get confused about all of the acronyms MBPC (aka the Montana Budget & Policy Center) uses? To help clear things up, we put our 50 most...

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Montana Can Help Feed Thousands But Must Act Soon

Montana has the opportunity to protect and expand Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program) benefits for...

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Corporations Avoid their Fair Share of Taxes

As tax season is upon us, many Americans are finding out how much they owe in federal income taxes this year. The Institute of Taxation and...

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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.