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 State-Tribal Budget Handbook serves as an overview of how the state budgeting process works and how American Indians can get involved.Read more
Medicaid expansion is critical for improving American Indian health and health care delivery systems in Indian Country and is a good deal for Montana. As a result of the expansion, 15,495 eligible...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.