Pre-Kindergarten: An Investment in Montana’s Future

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Early childhood is a crucial time of learning and growth for children. Montana is one of only ten states with no state-funded pre-kindergarten system. Studies have shown that investing in pre-k is one of the most effective investments a state can make, with significant benefits for children and the state’s fiscal health.

Montana’s Budget: Missed Opportunities

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The 2013 legislative session was an incredible opportunity for Montana, an opportunity to reinvest in our state following a 2011 Legislature that proposed damaging and unnecessary budget cuts. It was a chance to wisely invest a $435 million budget surplus in ways that help our families boost our economy. In short, the 2015 budget could have represented a new, stronger direction for Montana.

Video: Montana Can’t Wait for Medicaid Expansion

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Be sure to watch this new video from the Partnership for Montana’s Future, explaining how Medicaid Expansion would benefit Montana.

2013 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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In 2012, Montana Budget & Policy Center launched a collaborative project to improve access to information on how budget and policy decisions impact Montana’s Native Americans.  State and federal budgets both play a significant role in relieving poverty and building economic opportunity in Indian Country and have a significant impact on the lives of American Indians living both on and off reservations in Montana.  

Latest reports

January 31, 2014

Too many jobless workers are falling through the cracks and not receiving the support needed to sustain themselves and their families.

January 21, 2014

Be sure to watch this new video from the Partnership for Montana’s Future, explaining how Medicaid Expansion would benefit Montana.

December 11, 2013

Early childhood is a crucial time of learning and growth for children. Montana is one of only ten states with no state-funded pre-kindergarten system.

 

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