state tribal policy

State-Tribal Policy

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.

Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 2: Tribal Governments

Tribal self-sufficiency and self-government depend upon a tribe’s ability to raise revenue and regulate its territory—and the power to tax plays an essential role in this. These revenue streams...

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Policy Basics: Taxes in Indian Country Part 1: Individual Tribal Members

Few people understand the nuances of how taxes work in Indian Country. As a result, taxation authority in Indian Country has been one of the most litigated issues between tribes, states, and local...

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2017 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Indian Country Suicide Prevention: A Critical Investment for Our Communities

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Tourism Could Be an Economic Driver in Indian Country With Focus and Investment

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Economic Development in Indian Country: A State Investment with Continued Returns

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An Outstanding Return on Investment: Tribal Colleges and Their Contributions to Montana

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Continued Preservation of Tribal Languages in Montana

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State Budget Handbook for Indian Country

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Medicaid Expansion in Indian Country: Effective Strategies for Outreach and Enrollment

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2015 State Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Indian Country Economic Development Program

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Montana’s Disproportionate Funding of Tribal College Students

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TAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE: State Budget Handbook for Indian Country

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2013 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Medicaid Expansion: A Good Deal for Indian Country

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Montana's Commitment to Economic Development in Indian Country

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Impacts of Sequestration on Indian Country

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SB 342: Preserving Montana's Tribal Language

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Federal Stimulus Funding Available to Montana Tribes

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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.