Montana should be a state where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from a growing economy. Unfortunately, too many in our state cannot find full-time work or work for low wages. Families struggle to find affordable child care and many do not have access to any form of paid leave to take care of themselves or their family. Because of this, MBPC conducts extensive research on policies that help modern families across the state make ends meet and build a financially security life.
The federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the most effective anti-poverty program in history, lifting millions of children out of poverty. In 2017, the Legislature passed a refundable state...Read more
Cuts to SNAP do more than take food off of the tables of families who need help; they can also endanger Montana's agricultural economy. Because SNAP helps millions of households across America...Read more
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.