Revenue Raising Opportunities, Lost

In March, with less than 10 days before the April 1 transmittal deadline for revenue bills, the legislature saw a number of proposals that would raise...

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President Trump's 2020 Budget

President Trump’s 2020 budget, released on March 11, is a proposal that would make deep cuts to core public services and social safety net programs,...

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A Tale of Two Medicaid Bills: With Very Different Endings

On Saturday, March 16, the House Committee on Human Services will hear two bills, both of which will continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion program,...

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House Bill 401 Perpetuates Policy Rooted in Racism

The patchwork pattern of reservation lands in Montana today is the product of treaty violations and intentional efforts made by the federal government...

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Transmittal Break Update on Tax Bills

In February, MBPC saw some important wins as bad tax bills that started making it through the legislative session died and some good legislation moved...

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Montana’s Budget: What is In and What is Out

During the week of February 18th, the joint subcommittees for appropriations took action on their sections of the budget. This provides a quick...

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Medicaid Expansion is Good for Montana Businesses

In case you missed it, in January, the Montana Department of Revenue and Department of Labor and Industry jointly released a report, Montana Medicaid...

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Language Immersion Programs Help Student Success In and Out of the Classroom

Yesterday, February 6th, the House Education Committee heard legislation related to Indian language immersion programs in schools. “Language is...

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