Trump Administration Announces More Large Cuts to SNAP

The Trump administration announced yet another enormous cut to SNAP this past month. This latest attack cuts $4.5 billion from one of the...

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Native American Heritage Month: Why Voting Rights and Representation Matter

Congress has designated November as National Native American Heritage Month to celebrate American Indian culture and heritage each year since 1994....

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Honoring American Indian Veterans this Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is a day to recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Montana has one of the highest ratio of veterans to...

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MT Board of Housing Awards Low-Income Housing Tax Credits But Significant Housing Shortage Will Remain

On October 28th, 2019, the Montana Board of Housing awarded $31.6 million in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to affordable housing projects...

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Montana can do a lot to improve access to quality childhood education for Montana families

Yesterday, we previewed some of the findings that came out of the state’s recent needs assessment of Montana’s early childhood education system....

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Analysis shows significant needs in providing early childhood education for Montana families

In September 2019, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) released a comprehensive study on Montana’s early childhood...

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Position Announcement: KIDS COUNT Coordinator

The Montana Budget & Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing responsible tax, budget, and economic policies...

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SNAP Helps Lift Families and Individuals Out of Poverty

Today, in honor of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we want to highlight one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in...

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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.