MBPC has a special focus on State-Tribal Policy to promote sound fiscal and budget policy that can help reverse the history of economic injustice that has led many American Indians to unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment, and poor health. We do conduct research on health care, education, and economic development in Indian Country to promote increased state investment in tribal communities. Our work aims to inform policymakers on how state tax and budget choices impact Indian Country, to increase the involvement of American Indian leaders in state budget advocacy, and reduce inequality across the state.
This report is part of an ongoing project that introduces readers to foundational topics. This report focuses specifically on the legal concept of tribal sovereignty.Read more
During the 2019 legislative session, the Montana Legislature passed HB 599, which allows community health aides to provide care under the Indian Health Service Community Health Aide Program in...Read more
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.