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.

Initiative 172: Statement in Response to Settlement Agreement

June 20, 2014 June 20, 2014 | Montana Budget and Policy Center In response to the announcement of a settlement agreement between the Montana Department of Revenue and Charter Communications, Inc. “The Montana Budget and Policy Center is glad that I-172 will not be on the November ballot, and Charter Communications will continue to pay its fair share as a centrally assessed telecommunications company going forward.

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February 24, 2017
This week, the Legislative Fiscal Division (LFD) released the first general fund status sheet for the 2017 legislative session. The status sheet provides a glimpse at where we stand with revenue, projected spending, and the resulting ending fund balance, factoring in actions taken so far by the legislature.