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.
Our communities look to government to provide protection and services in times of crisis. As Montana faces decline in state revenue but increased federal support, it will be critical for state...Read more
The 2019 Legislature enacted the state budget, housed within HB 2, providing funding for state agencies to provide services across the state. This report provides an overview of the key actions during...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.