Latest Reports

LOST Ground: Local Option Sales Tax Leaves Many Communities Behind

This report will provide an overview of the local option sales tax proposal, the potential impact on families living on lower and moderate incomes,...

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The Coronavirus and Child Care: Montana Must Do More for Workers and Families

Montana went into this pandemic with inadequate support for the child care industry and the state is at a crossroads. Montana lawmakers can decide to...

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Interim Subcommittee Advances Four Thoughtful Revenue Proposals

The Revenue Interim Committee and their subcommittee studying Montana’s state and local tax system (HJ 35) met this week, showing some positive...

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It is not too late for thousands of Montanans to receive their Economic Impact Payments

This spring, millions of Americans automatically received Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to help relieve the hardships caused by the coronavirus...

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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.