Through the state budget, we identify, prioritize, and invest in the public Montana’s state budget represents our collective investment in the public institutions and services that educate our children, keep our communities safe, and provide health care and other services across the state. MBPC’s goal is to make state budget issues - and the budget process - accessible and easier to understand. We support community engagement in discussions that determine budget decisions, as we believe these support the state in developing policies that work for all Montanans. A healthy state budget relies on a fair tax structure so that we can make investments that create stability and opportunities for everyone, now and into the future.
The state budget is housed within House Bill 2 and determines the funding to state agencies that provide services across Montana. Starting the second week of February, subcommittee members make the...Read more
As we move toward the 2023 legislative session, Montanans and legislators need to answer an important question: what do we do with $1.9 billion in state general fund surplus? This surplus is a...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.