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.

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.


2020 DPHHS Budget Overview

This presentation is on the budget and divisions within the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and how Medicaid works in Montana. It was delivered by Lois Steinbeck who worked for the Montana Legislative Fiscal Division for more than two decades, leading the division’s analysis on Medicaid and health and human services. It was presented to legislative candidates in June 2020.


2020 Overview of Montana's Budget and Tax Structure

Montana's budget and tax structure can be complicated. The first part of this presentation gives an overview of Montana's state budget, the various funds that make up Montana’s budget, and the steps the legislature takes to pass a budget. It was delivered by Heather O'Loughlin, co-director at MBPC. The second half was presented by Mike Kadas former director of the Department of Revenue. He presented in-depth review of taxes and revenue in Montana. This webinar was presented to legislative candidates in June 2020.


MBPC Testimony in Support of House Bill 425 and Opposing HB 658

Read the testimony presented by Heather O'Loughlin in support of House Bill 425 - Revise and make permanent Medicaid expansion and opposing House Bill 658 - Generally revise healthcare laws and permanently expand Medicaid.  


MBPC Testimony in Support of Senate Bill 18

Read Heather O'Loughlin's testimony in support of Senate Bill 18 - Establish workforce housing tax credits.


MBPC Testimony in Opposition of House Bill 148

Read the full text from Heather O'Loughlin's testimony in opposition of House Bill 148 to the House Committee on Taxation.

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.