MBPC has a special focus on State-Tribal Policy to promote sound fiscal and budget policy that can help reverse the history of economic injustice that has led many American Indians to unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment, and poor health. We do conduct research on health care, education, and economic development in Indian Country to promote increased state investment in tribal communities. Our work aims to inform policymakers on how state tax and budget choices impact Indian Country, to increase the involvement of American Indian leaders in state budget advocacy, and reduce inequality across the state.
During the 2019 legislative session, the Montana Legislature passed HB 599, which allows community health aides to provide care under the Indian Health Service Community Health Aide Program in...Read more
The 2019 Montana Legislature considered a number of bills that directly impact American Indians. Although not an exhaustive list, this report is an overview of legislative activity from the 2019...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.