the montana budget

The Montana Budget

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.

2021 Budget: An Opportunity to Get Montana Back on Track and Rebuild Public Investments

This report breaks down Governor Bullock’s proposed 2021 biennium budget that proposes primarily only present law adjustments. Most of these budgets result in an increase in 2021 biennium budgets...

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State Budget Handbook for Indian Country

This State-Tribal Budget Handbook serves as an overview of how the state budgeting process works and how American Indians can get involved.

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SNAP Helps Grow a Healthy Workforce and a Healthy Economy

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Federal Tax Bill Creates Further State Budget Concerns

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Budget Cuts Devastate Health and Human Services

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Montana Budget Update Where Do We Go from Here?

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2017 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Tourism Could Be an Economic Driver in Indian Country With Focus and Investment

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Economic Development in Indian Country: A State Investment with Continued Returns

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An Outstanding Return on Investment: Tribal Colleges and Their Contributions to Montana

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An Early Look at the 2019 Biennial Budget: Montana Needs a Balanced Approach to the State's Revenue Challenges.

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The Montana We Could Be: Tax cuts, aimed at the rich, take a toll

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Recap: Montana's 64th Legislative Session

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2015 State Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Recap: Montana’s 64th Legislative Session: Investments in Montana’s Future and Missed Opportunities

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Indian Country Economic Development Program

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Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Convention: A Threat to Montana’s Economy

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A Balanced Budget Amendment Threatens Montana's Economy

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Uncompensated Care: A Drag on Montana’s Economy

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TAKING A SEAT AT THE TABLE: State Budget Handbook for Indian Country

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Montana Loses Millions Each Day By Not Expanding Medicaid

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Montana's Budget: Missed Opportunities

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2013 State-Tribal Legislative Impacts

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Montana's Commitment to Economic Development in Indian Country

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Impacts of Sequestration on Indian Country

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Reality Check: Tax Cuts Will Not Grow Our Economy

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LR 121: High Costs for Montana

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Menu of Revenue Options for a Balanced Approach to Montana's Economic Recovery

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2013 Biennium Budget: Long-Term Prosperity Will Require Better Choices

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Impact of Recovery Act Direct Assistance Provisions in Montana's Economically Stressed Communities

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Budget Numbers Don't Add Up For Montana's Children

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Proposed Budget is an Anti-Jobs Bill

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Capital Gains Reform Will Strengthen Montana

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Emergency Spending Cuts Can Be Minimized and Targeted to Avoid Further Harm to Economy and Montanans

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Montana's Revenue Challenges and Why it Matters

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Public Service Job Losses Threaten Montana's Recovery

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Income Tax Bracket Collapse is Costing Montana

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Fund Transfers are Prudent and Have Precedent

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Early Budget Plans Bode Poorly for Montana

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Updated: Legislative Budget Committees Make Cuts That Will Harm Families and Economic Recovery

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Preliminary Cuts are Unnecessary and Ill-Advised

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Montana Can Bypass a Costly and Ineffective Federal Tax Break for Corporations

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Flying Under the Radar: Time to Evaluate Tax Expenditures

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State of Working Montana 2010

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The 2011 Biennium Budget: Maintenance, Recovery, and Future Cuts

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How the Recovery Act Benefits Montana

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Federal Stimulus Funding Available to Montana Tribes

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Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions about State Government, the Budget, and Federal Stimulus Dollars during a Recession

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Investing in our Common Good: A Guide to the Montana Budget

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Summary of Recovery and Reinvestment in Montana

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Senate Bill 407 did not Expand the Economy

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Montana Budget & Policy Center

Shaping policy for a stronger Montana.

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.