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.
The federal funding Montana receives is a vital source of revenue and helps ensure our communities are healthy and thriving. Federal revenue supports our schools, highways, health care system, and...Read more
Funding and budget decisions have created long-standing structural barriers that perpetuate inequity and are an overlooked element in inequity. This report covers inequitable federal policies:...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.