MBPC has a special focus on State-Tribal Policy to promote sound fiscal and budget policy that can help reverse the history of economic injustice that has led many American Indians to unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment, and poor health. We do conduct research on health care, education, and economic development in Indian Country to promote increased state investment in tribal communities. Our work aims to inform policymakers on how state tax and budget choices impact Indian Country, to increase the involvement of American Indian leaders in state budget advocacy, and reduce inequality across the state.
This report is a brief overview of how state-tribal tobacco tax agreements work in Indian Country. It is important to note that this area is fluid, continuously affected by possible renegotations and...Read more
To help provide greater background on the appallingly high rates of arrest and incarceration experienced by American Indians in Montana, this report explains some of the complexities of criminal...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.