The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act: Supporting the Success of Homeless Students

Classrooms are full of activity as students return for the start of a new academic year. For many children who struggle with homelessness, going back...

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Indian Country Could be Hardest Hit by Changes to SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill

35%. 34%. 31%. 23%. 21%. 20%. 19%. These figures? They’re the SNAP participation rates for seven different counties in Montana, as reported out...

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Yesterday's Announcement of Cuts Restoration: Impact on DPHHS

On August 30, the governor announced how the roughly $45 million restored to state agencies would be allocated. Funds are allocated based on the level...

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Guest Blog: On the cost of being a Griz

In 2017, I joined the 22.7 million Americans in the pursuit of higher education. While I was excited to become a University of Montana Grizzly, it was...

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When back-to-school means back-to-school food access

As our Instagram and Facebook feeds fill up with first day of school pictures, children around the state are loading up in a big, yellow school buses,...

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Housing Access and Affordability:  How Does Your County Rank?

The Montana Budget and Policy is excited to announce the release of our Housing Affordability Map, an interactive online resource that presents a...

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Complexities of Criminal Jurisdiction and Justice Systems Failing Indian Country

“You get three agencies in a room, and you have four opinions.” That’s according to Professor Monte Mills, co-director of the Margery Hunter...

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On the Road: MBPC Begins Annual Reservation Visits

Last week, State-Tribal policy duo, Heather Cahoon and Preston Parish, hit the road to visit with tribal leaders from the Little Shell Tribe of...

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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.