MBPC 2019 Legislative Priorities

At MBPC, we believe all Montanans deserve strong, healthy, and safe communities. During the legislative session, we will continue advocating for a...

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Who pays taxes in Montana?

With the Montana legislature in full swing, how Montana’s tax system stacks up to other states, and how we can make it better, is at the top of many...

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Intangible Personal Property Exemption: Shifting Taxes to Homeowners

One of MBPC’s favorite documents was just released, the Department of Revenue’s Biennial Report. The Biennial Report gives an overview of the...

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A Recap of 2018

As we reflect on 2018, we want to thank the many Montanans who supported our work. During this past year, we witnessed the implementation of...

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HELP-Link: Successfully Connecting People with Work

Montana’s expansion of Medicaid, the Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Act, has had many economic, health, and employment benefits...

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Arkansas is Kicking Thousands Off Medicaid

If you have a few minutes to watch the story of Adrian McGonigal, you will quickly see why Arkansas’s strict work requirements are not working. ...

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Capital Gains: An Enormous Tax Break to the Wealthiest Out-of-Staters

In just a few short weeks, the 2019 Montana Legislature will begin, and MBPC will again advocate for public policies that make our tax system fairer...

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Guest Blog: ICWA turns 40, but isn’t quite over the hill

On October 4, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas decided that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is...

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.