Partnerships and Coalitions

MBPC’s work cannot be done in a vacuum. We collaborate closely with allied organizations to identify what research is needed and educate policymakers about what the research shows.

State Coalitions

Partnership for Montana’s Future is a coalition of advocates and groups who share a common belief that Montana’s future depends on wise investments in education, infrastructure, and safe and healthy communities. The coalition has over 50 organizational members representing low-income advocates, Indian Country, women’s rights organizations, labor, and conservation. Partnership members have played a critical role, both in communities and in the Capitol, in advancing public policy. It rallied thousands of Montanans to participate in budget and tax debates, and through our Legislative Summits, we have trained hundreds on how to effectively communicate with the press and policymakers on tax and budget issues.

Healthy Montana is an initiative to raise the state tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products including untaxed tobacco products like spit tobacco and e-cigarettes. I-185 would prevent nearly 100,000 Montanans from losing Medicaid coverage. This includes thousands of Montana veterans and their families who have sacrificed for us and are now eligible for Medicaid. In addition, some of the new funds will go directly to veterans’ services and to address unmet needs, like suicide prevention for veterans. Paid for by Montana Budget and Policy Center. Heather O'Loughlin, Treasurer. 101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601.

 

Time for Montana is a coalition of organizations dedicated to passing paid family and medical leave legislation in Montana. At some point, nearly everyone faces a moment when they need leave, whether it’s to bond with a new baby, care for an aging parent, or recover from an illness. Paid leave – including family leave, parental leave, and medical leave – replaces a portion of an employee’s wages during leave and gives them the peace of mind of being able to still make ends meet while caring for a loved one.

National Affiliations

State Priorities Partnership a national network of organizations that use evidence and analysis to advance policies that give more people the opportunity to prosper. They do this by equipping lawmakers, journalists, advocacy organizations, nonprofit service providers, and the public with information that helps children get a quality education, families get medical care, and working people get the assistance they need to build a better life.

Economic Analysis and Research Network is a national network of more than 60 state and local research, policy, and public engagement organizations that advance policies to raise wages, boost availability of and access to jobs, enhance job quality and stability, improve retirement security, and reduce income inequality.

Foundations and Financial Support

Our work is made possible in part through the support of many individuals, organizations, and foundations who make generous contributions to the Montana Budget and Policy Center. MBPC enjoys major support from the following foundations and organizations:

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.