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Sequester Sequester Oh My!

Will sequester end the world as we know it?

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Which State Has the Most Economic Freedom? – A Montana Report Card

How does Montana compare to neighboring states when it comes to economic freedom?

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Now Is Not the Time for Medicaid Expansion

Governor Bullock has decided to ignore the Schweitzer administration's budget submitted last November and instead opt into Obamacare's Medicaid eligibility expansion. This looks to be a patently bad idea.

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The 2013 Legislative Docket

With the 2013 legislative session about to begin I thought it might be useful to highlight some of the important issues we could see coming out of Helena over the next few months.

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Montana Public Workers Earn More Than Their Private Sector Counterparts

New study shows that, contrary to what most Montanan's have been told, Public sector workers actually make about 15% more than their private sector counterparts.

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Lawsuit Against Commissioner of Political Practices Revealed

Lawsuit against Montana's Commissioner of Political Practices alleges that David Gallik misused his political office for personal business.

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Hamilton Beats Missoula in Study of Montana’s Most Business Friendly Cities

Study discovers the most business friendly environments in the state of Montana.

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Minimum Wage Increases Have Accelerated Unemployment for Montana Teens

Montana's increase in the minimum wage may be partly responsible for a teen unemployment rate near twenty percent.

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger : MPI Wants Pay Accuracy Too

The Montana Policy Institute has released data showing public employee pay and has come under fire for inaccuracies in the numbers. MPI C.E.O. Carl Graham admits there are problems and explains why.

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An Overview of the Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision

What are the substantive issues of the Health Care Law and how will the Supreme Court Rule this Thursday? Carl Graham of the Montana Policy Institute explains all the options.

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