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Great Falls Tribune
February 28, 2016

Montana gubernatorial race puts spotlight on low wages
By Bobby Caina Calvan

“At the end of the day, the thing that matters to Montanans is the wage that goes into their pockets. Whether we’re 47th or 49th, there’s no denying that we’re near the bottom of the country,” Gianforte said in an interview. “So it’s no surprise our young people are leaving the state.” The statistic Gianforte has been using on the campaign trail comes from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which analyzed 2013 federal tax returns. The analysis showed Montanans earning an average wage of $33,180 — $10,000 below the national average and $27,000 below that of the list-topping Connecticut.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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