Job Announcement: State-Tribal Policy Analyst

MBPC is seeking a State-Tribal Policy Analyst to join our team. This position, established in 2011, will conduct research and analysis on state fiscal issues and policies that have an impact on Indian Country in Montana. This position will promote sound fiscal and budget policy that can help reverse the history of economic injustice that has led many American Indians to unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment, and poor health.

Paid Family and Medical Leave: Supporting Families, Businesses, and The Economy

Shifting work and family structures in the 21st century highlight the need for workplace policies that help parents balance caregiving and career demands. In collaboration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry, the Montana Budget and Policy Center will conduct three reports on paid leave. This is the first report, which uses evidence from state-initiated paid leave programs, and national studies to examine how paid leave benefits families, businesses, and the economy.

Recap: Montana’s 64th Legislative Session

The quality of life we enjoy in our state is directly connected to the public systems and structures we have created over many decades. Our parks and trails, quality schools, and reliable roads make our communities great places to live and work. The state budget created during the 2015 Legislative Session will, for the most part, maintain the public systems we rely on every day, as well as, invest new dollars into our local economies to help our neighbors and friends.

Investing in Montana’s Working Families: A Montana Earned Income Tax Credit

In Montana, thousands of families struggle to make ends meet. One of the most promising policy opportunities to support working families and boost our economy is the enactment of a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The Great Recession and other economic trends made it harder for Montana’s families to live above the poverty line.

Latest reports

December 17, 2015
The United States remains the only industrialized economy in the world that does not guarantee paid leave for new mothers or a paid sick leave standard, and one of a handful that does not guarantee leave for new fathers. 
November 19, 2015
Shifting work and family structures in the 21st century highlight the need for workplace policies that help parents balance caregiving and career demands.
November 4, 2015
Periods of unemployment are common in today’s economy. Providing income support when workers lose their jobs helps child well-being, improves the chance workers will find a job that matches their skills, and strengthens communities as the jobless spend resources for necessities in their local economies.
 

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