Statement on Governor Bullock’s 2019 Biennium Budget

November 15, 2016 | Montana Budget and Policy Center The following is a statement from the Montana Budget and Policy Center in response to Governor Bullock’s proposed 2019 biennium budget, released today. “Even with the difficult decisions ahead we are pleased that Governor Bullock’s proposed budget reflects the need to continue to invest in our communities.

The Montana We Could Be: Tax cuts, aimed at the rich, take a toll

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Montana today could be a more prosperous state. Through investments by our state, we could have more modern schools, better roads, updated water and sewer systems, and a greater access to a college education. Our state does not have these things – not because of a natural disaster or a financial crisis brought on by things out of the state’s control.

Child Care in Montana: Access to Affordable and Quality Care

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In today’s economy, more and more families struggle to get by on low wages and to provide resources that enable their children to succeed. Access to quality and affordable child care is one solution that enables parents to maintain stable employment and provides children with the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country: Effective Strategies for Outreach and Enrollment

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The goal of SB 405, known as the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act of 2015, was to extend health care coverage to more than 70,000 uninsured Montanans, nearly a third of which were American Indian. As a result of the expansion, American Indians making less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level can now access a comprehensive range of health care services at locations across the state without any form of cost-sharing.

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November 28, 2016
Policy Basics is a series of background reports on issues related to the Montana budget and Montana taxes. The purpose of the Policy Basics series is to provide the public, advocates, and policy makers the tools they need to effectively engage in important fiscal policy debates that help shape the health and safety of our communities.
November 14, 2016
Policy Basics is a series of background reports on issues related to the Montana budget and Montana taxes. The purpose of the Policy Basics series is to provide the public, advocates, and policy makers the tools they need to effectively engage in important fiscal policy debates that help shape the health and safety of our communities.
September 27, 2016
In Montana, thousands of families are working hard for low pay and often struggling to get by. One of the most promising opportunities to support working families and boost our economy is the enactment of a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
 

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