What is in Build Back Better and How Does it Help Montana?

President Biden and Congress recently unveiled the latest version of the federal recovery package, coined the Build Back Better plan. This package...

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Governor’s Proposed Use of Federal Funds Misses the Mark

This week, Governor Gianforte submitted a request to legislators to use a portion of federal American Recovery Plan funds to pay out-of-state health...

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An Explainer of Income and Wealth in the Time of COVID-19

During the pandemic, there have been many news headlines about the widening wealth gap in the United States. While true, wealth and income gaps...

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The Data is in: Families are Spending their Child Tax Credits on Basic Needs

We’ve written before about how the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a historical step in lifting children out of poverty. But new data released...

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The Housing Voucher Program Should Be Included in Federal Relief Legislation

This week, Montana Budget & Policy Center released a report on the federal Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. This program provides rental...

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MBPC's Comment to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

On October 14, the Montana Budget & Policy Center submitted comment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) urging them...

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Back to school means better access to meals for many Montana children

As kids across Montana stuff their backpacks with notebooks, pencils, and crayons, there is one thing they won’t have to worry about packing –...

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What would help families make ends meet? Make the Child Tax Credit permanent

Congress has an opportunity to help Montanans not only recover from the effects of the coronavirus, but to create a nation that includes everyone in...

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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.