MPBC Announces New Project - Big Sky Brighter Future

Today the Montana Budget & Policy Center announced its new project - Big Sky Brighter Future - a bold agenda providing policymakers with a clear...

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Tribal Sovereignty During COVID-19

Tribal nations are showcasing leadership during COVID-19 by prioritizing the safety and health of vulnerable populations, tribal citizens, and...

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Children are going hungry with school closures. Montana can help.

Montana can help thousands of low-income students get enough to eat during school closures, but it must act swiftly.   A new program established...

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COVID Lays Bare Inequities for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequities built into the very systems that are meant to serve families facing financial insecurity. As a...

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Montana’s Frontline Workers Are Mostly Women and People of Color

In Montana and across the world, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping many of us safely in our homes. Frontline workers are making this protection...

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The Power to Tax in Indian Country

Even though the novel coronavirus pandemic has pushed back Tax Day this year from April 15 to July 15, MBPC wanted to honor April 15, the day we all...

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CARES Act: Frequently Asked Questions About Recovery Rebates

This post was originally posted on April 10 but was updated on April 16.  On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and...

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The CARES Act and Unemployment Insurance: Who Is Eligible?

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides important expansions to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program to help...

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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.