The Montana Budget

Through the Montana budget, we the people of Montana identify, prioritize, and fund the public structures and services we all rely on for our safety, prosperity, and stability. The budget is essential in our collective efforts to define our goals and plan for our future. At the Montana Budget and Policy Center, we believe that a good budget is fiscally responsible and promotes future economic prosperity through investments that create opportunities for all Montanans, including our most vulnerable neighbors.

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

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July 19, 2016 Montana today could be a more prosperous state. Through investments by our state, we could have more modern schools, better roads, updated water and sewer systems, and a greater access to a college education. Our state does not have these things – not because of a natural disaster or a financial crisis brought on by things out of the state’s control.

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February 3, 2017
The 2017 Montana Legislature has been marked with concern over massive budgetary cuts and the major shortfall in revenue. While not all cuts can be avoided, the legislature should take a balanced approach to ensure the state can continue to invest in our families and communities.