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The Long Streets Project

We're exploring Montana's economic future. You can come along.

Montana Lowdown Podcast: Rep. Nancy Ballance talks House rules and Medicaid expansion woes

In the inaugural Montana Lowdown podcast, House Appropriations Committee co-chair Nancy Ballance weighs-in on the ideological battle for the heart and soul of the Republican caucus.

Does remote work bring Montana workers big-city wages? Yes — for some.

On the list of ideas for tackling the twin challenges that plague Montana workers — scarce rural jobs and low wages even in cities — telework is close to the top.

As better internet access connects even far-flung rural communities with the rest of the world, it seems to promise Montanans a way to have their cake and eat it too: a fulfilling career at a city wage without having to leave the Last Best Place.

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