The Erasure of American Indians Impacts Policy

For Native American Heritage Month, MBPC discussed why American Indian representation and visibility in Montana’s Legislature matters, but the...

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What Does the Latest SNAP Rule Announcement Mean?

The Trump administration announced Wednesday a final version of the first of its three proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program....

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Revenue Committee Must Consider State Services and History of Budget Cuts

Many Montanans enjoy a high quality of life, which is directly connected to the public investments we have made collectively over many decades....

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Trump Administration Announces More Large Cuts to SNAP

The Trump administration announced yet another enormous cut to SNAP this past month. This latest attack cuts $4.5 billion from one of the...

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Native American Heritage Month: Why Voting Rights and Representation Matter

Congress has designated November as National Native American Heritage Month to celebrate American Indian culture and heritage each year since 1994....

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Honoring American Indian Veterans this Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a day to recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Montana has one of the highest ratio of veterans to...

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MT Board of Housing Awards Low-Income Housing Tax Credits But Significant Housing Shortage Will Remain

On October 28th, 2019, the Montana Board of Housing awarded $31.6 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to affordable housing projects...

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Montana can do a lot to improve access to quality childhood education for Montana families

Yesterday, we previewed some of the findings that came out of the state’s recent needs assessment of Montana’s early childhood education system....

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