The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most sensible aspects of our tax code. It is a tax credit for working people with low incomes.
With the 2021 Montana legislative session less than a month away, decisions made by our state level policymakers will determine how Montanans weather this pandemic. The state budget is a big piece of that puzzle by providing funding for schools, health services, and maintenance of our roads and bridges.
Key budget terms that will be used a lot this session include present law budget, present law adjustments, and statewide present law costs.
This report will provide an overview of the local option sales tax proposal, the potential impact on families living on lower and moderate incomes, and the opportunity to exclude rural communities.
Today the Montana Budget & Policy Center announced its new project – Big Sky Brighter Future – a bold agenda providing policymakers with a clear course to prioritize Montana’s families and children as we rebuild our state.
Montana is a place we love to call home. Natural beauty and commitment to community make Montana an extraordinary place to live for many.
Our communities look to government to provide protection and services in times of crisis. As Montana faces decline in state revenue but increased federal support, it will be critical for state policymakers to prioritize its actions to support families and workers living on low wages.
As the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic takes root, the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) is one of the quickest and most effective ways Montana can help individuals and families.
On March 17, we published a new report providing an overview of some of the changes the state can make to the Unemployment Insurance program to address the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
As the state responds to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers should consider bold actions to ensure the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is equipped to support workers and their families. With some changes, UI can similarly support workers and businesses that are feeling the impact of COVID-19.
Following the passage of the House Farm Bill, the Montana Budget and Policy Center released the following statement: “The harsh and partisan farm bill the U.S. House passed this week would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by nearly $19 billion and take away food assistance from 2 million struggling Americans, including children, seniors, […]
Missoulian – March 12, 2017 Montana is the state with the fastest growth of income inequality, according to a recent report based on U.S. Census Bureau data. The report, from a website called Zippia that covers career issues, summarizes data from the American Community Survey from 2010-2016. Montana’s income inequality increased 4.97 percent over those six […]