MBPC’s Paid Leave Policy: Practicing What We Preach

Last week marked the anniversary of the Family Medical and Leave Act, America’s unpaid leave law. It also marks a time when we are seeing a lot of...

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Celebrating FLMA Anniversary Should Inspire Us to Push for Paid Leave

This week marks the anniversary of the enactment of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), our nation’s unpaid leave law. The passage of FLMA in...

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Federal Recognition of Tribes: Why it matters

This December, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians became the 574th federally recognized tribe after more than a hundred years of fighting for...

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EITC Awareness Day

Today marks Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, when we raise awareness of one of the nation’s most successful anti-poverty programs for...

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MBPC Welcomes Xanna Burg as New KIDS COUNT Coordinator

MBPC grew this month by adding a new program and new staff member. MBPC announced in October that we will be the new host agency for the KIDS COUNT...

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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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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.