Presentations, Videos & Testimony

MBPC travels around the state giving presentations to a variety of organizations to arm them with accurate information on a range of state and federal budget policies. MBPC is present during the legislative sessions and interim committee meetings to provide legislators with information on policies that can improve the lives of low- to moderate-income families. Our teams also provides our work in variety of formats to make complex information easier to understand.

MBPC – Who Are We?

The Montana Budget and Policy Center is an organization working to improve the lives of families in Montana. We produce research and analysis on tax, budget, and economic policies with the goal of finding workable solutions for Montana. We know what you are thinking. What does that mean? Check out this video to learn more about who we are and what we do.

It's a simple choice.

Right now, Montana communities are hurting because instead of collecting the money we need and investing in our communities, special interests have gotten away with massive tax breaks. To keep Montana the state we love we need new revenue. It is a simple choice.  Learn more about how we can get our state back on track.

Montana’s State Earned Income Tax Credit

In 2017, Montana enacted a state earned income tax credit which will help 80,000 working Montana families make ends meet. Learn more about why this is an important step forward for so many in our state.

How does the Earned Income Tax Credit Work?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax break for working people with low incomes, which adds to their overall income and helps them make ends meet. This short video explains how it works.

Meet Michele Evans

In 2015, Montana expanded Medicaid to cover tens of thousands of Montanans left in the coverage gap without access to affordable health care. Hear Michele’s story and why continuing this program is so important.

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.