Update: Tribal Sovereignty During COVID-19

Our previous blog, Tribal Sovereignty During COVID-19, covered the actions tribal nations have taken in reservations across Montana to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. While Montana has moved closer to reopening, tribal nations have continued to prioritize public health through measures that include extended stay-at-home orders and travel checkpoints.

Tribal nations are now faced with an increase of coronavirus cases on their reservations because surrounding areas and travelers have not adhered to the same measures.

Major Increase in Montana’s Child Uninsurance Rate

Public News Service BILLINGS, Mont. — The number of Montana children without health coverage has gone up by 25%, according to a new report which said the increase came during stronger economic times. The findings from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families cover a three-year period, from 2016 to 2019. Montana had an estimated 15,000 […]

Conscious Decoupling Could Save Montana $137 Million

Did you know that a provision included in the federal CARES Act, passed by Congress earlier this year, could result in the loss of $173 million in state general fund revenue for Montana? But the good news is that Montana can do something about it. The Revenue Interim Committee’s subcommittee studying Montana’s state and local tax system had their last meeting August 25.