Through the state budget, we identify, prioritize, and invest in the public structures and services we all rely on for our safety, prosperity, and stability. Unfortunately, Montana faces serious budget challenges that threaten our ability to maintain public priorities. MBPC works to make budget issues — and the budget process itself — more accessible and easier to understand, to broaden participation in the debate and foster policies that work for all Montanans. A healthy state budget relies on fair and adequate taxes so we can make investments that create opportunities for all Montanans, including our most vulnerable neighbors.
This report provides overarching principles the legislature should consider when deploying federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in addition to a summary of the federal funding...Read more
A steady stream of tax cut proposals are making their way through the 2021 Legislature that will yet again cut taxes for the wealthiest. Here is what these proposals really mean for Montana.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.