Presentations and Testimony

MBPC travels around the state giving presentations to a variety of organizations to arm them with accurate information on a range of state and federal budget policies. MBPC is present during the legislative sessions and interim committee meetings to provide legislators with information on policies that can improve the lives of low- to moderate-income families.

Department of Corrections Budget

This presentation breaks down the budget for the Department of Corrections.


Department of Health and Human Service Budget

This presentation details the budget for the Department of Health and Human Services.


Revenue and Taxation in Montana 2022

This presentation is an overview of Montana’s tax system and revenue sources.


Indian Country 101

This presentation provides an overview on foundational topics in Indian Country, including information on tribal citizenship, land, jurisdiction, and tax authority.


2022 Montana Budget Overview

MBPC’s fiscal policy team provided an overview of Montana’s state budget and the legislative budgeting process.


HB 632: ARPA Funding in Montana

The link below is a short summary of House Bill 632 that appropriate $2.1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Appropriations made in HB 632 are authorized to continue through the biennium starting July 1, 2023. This summary is as passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature and signed by the Governor on April 30, 2021.


2020 Budget for Department of Corrections

This presentation details budget for the Department of Corrections in Montana. This presentation was delivered by Cynthia Wolken, deputy director, Montana Department of Corrections. It was presented to legislative candidates in July 2020.


2020 K-12 Finance

This presentation details K-12 education finance in Montana. This presentation was delivered by Madalyn Quinlan, former chief of staff at the Montana Office of Public Instruction under three state superintendents. It was presented to legislative candidates in June 2020.

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.