State Budget Cuts: Community Impact Series - Where are we at now?

This blog is a part of MBPC’s on-going series to bring to light the impacts that state budget cuts have on the lives of everyday Montanans. Today...

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New Efforts to Increase Tourism in Indian Country

A recent story in the Missoulian announced an exciting new effort by the Montana Department of Commerce to support and enhance tourism in Indian...

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MBPC Hosts Legislative Candidate Budget Education Sessions

Last week, MBPC hosted state budget educational sessions in Billings and Great Falls for legislative candidates. This was a new venture for our...

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Federal Budget Maintains Important Investments in Indian Country

Several tribes in Montana will see an infusion of federal dollars as a result of the annual funding bill for FY 2018 passed by Congress in March. The...

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Farm Bill Series: Proposed Farm Bill is Bad for Montana’s Economy

Last week, we discussed why the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill, with its draconian work requirements, would be bad for Montana workers. But...

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Farm Bill Series: SNAP Work Requirements Won’t Work for Montana

It’s planting season in Montana – the time of year when we shake off a long winter and look forward to a season of bounty. That makes it the...

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The federal tax plan does not deliver meaningful tax reform for Montanans.

Earlier this month, Senator Steve Daines penned an opinion piece on this year’s Tax Day to highlight the massive federal tax bill that Congress...

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MBPC's first report on housing coming Thursday

More and more, Montanan families struggle to afford a safe and stable place to call home. Tomorrow, the Montana Budget and Policy Center will release...

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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.