The MBPC is dedicated to making complex information easy to understand. Our team strives to provide our work in variety of formats including videos and animation to breakdown down the data, explain the policies, and show the impact on the lives of Montanans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.