Parents of a college student in Montana can expect to shell out between $6,350 - $6,750 a year in college tuition, depending if you’re a Griz or a Bobcat. But parents with a four year old in full-time preschool might be less prepared for the price tag – $7,518 a year, according to a new study from Child Care Aware.
On February 4, 2014 Congress passed the “Farm Bill” which authorizes funding for federal agricultural and nutrition programs for the next five years. Although it was disappointing that the SNAP program was cut by $8.6 billion dollars, hurting millions of families that struggle to put food on the table, there were other parts of the bill that will help Indian Country. Here is a highlight of some of those changes shared by the National Congress of American Indians:
Welcome to Charted Territory, the new blog from the Montana Budget and Policy Center.
Montana is at a crossroads. We face many challenges – reducing poverty, growing our economy, creating jobs, and ensuring access to health care. There are so many possible directions we could turn that sometimes it feels like we are lost in uncharted territory.
Montana has the chance to provide 70,000 people with high-quality health coverage by accepting federal funding to expand Medicaid to those whose incomes are less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For a single person, this means earning less than $15,857, and for a family a three, less than $26,951.
Here’s why it’s such a good idea:
1. It will support our economy and help create jobs.