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Guest Blog: ICWA turns 40, but isn’t quite over the hill

On October 4, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas decided that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is...

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Guest Blog: Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Why the state budget matters to end domestic and sexual violence During the 2017 legislative session, the...

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It’s Dictionary Day...Time to explain some fiscal policy jargon

Who knew that there was a national dictionary day? Well, we think it's a great excuse to geek out over nerdy vocabulary! At MBPC, we know how hard...

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MBPC Presents at Montana Association of Planners Conference: Affordable Housing Trends in Montana and Models for Improving Access

On September 12, the Montana Association of Planners convened its annual conference, inviting land use planners, local officials, and nonprofit...

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Traditional Tobacco, Commercial Tobacco and I-185

“We have to understand the context we place on tobacco. Are we using it in a respectful or an abusive way? Our communities are starting to...

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Recognizing Contributions of Indian Country on Indigenous People’s Day

Today, October 8th, marks Indigenous People’s Day, a day for celebrating American Indians’ history and culture. So, at MBPC, we wanted to take a...

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MBPC presents at Montana League of Cities and Towns conference: How state budget cuts have impacted local governments

Last week, the Montana League of Cities and Towns hosted its annual conference, bringing together city managers, department staff, and local elected...

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The Farm Bill Expired. What comes next?

Following a meeting between the leaders on the Agriculture Committee during the last week of September, it became clear that Congress would not pass a...

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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.