Fair and Adequate Taxes

Our taxes are the way we combine resources, through government, to get things done that we can’t do as individuals: educate our children, build and maintain transportation infrastructure, provide police and fire protection, keep our air and water clean, promote public health, and maintain a social safety net. The Montana Budget and Policy Center believes that good tax policy is both fair to taxpayers and also adequate to provide the government programs, services, and infrastructure essential to maintaining healthy communities and families.

MBPC Statement in Response to the US House Tax Bill

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November 3, 2017 Below is a statement by the Montana Budget and Policy Center in response to the United States House release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “The House GOP’s tax plan would enact large tax cuts that are heavily skewed toward wealthy households and profitable corporations, while increasing the federal deficit over time,” said Heather O’Loughlin, co-director of the Montana Budget and Policy Center.

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November 6, 2017
Today the US House Ways and Means Committee will begin its work on the House Republican tax cut bill. House leadership continues to tout this tax proposal as a plan to boost the middle class.