MPBC Announces New Project – Big Sky Brighter Future

Today the Montana Budget & Policy Center announced its new project – Big Sky Brighter Future – a bold agenda providing policymakers with a clear course to prioritize Montana’s families and children as we rebuild our state.

Montana is a place we love to call home. Natural beauty and commitment to community make Montana an extraordinary place to live for many.

MBPC Statement in Response to the House-Passed Farm Bill

Following the passage of the House Farm Bill, the Montana Budget and Policy Center released the following statement: “The harsh and partisan farm bill the U.S. House passed this week would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by nearly $19 billion and take away food assistance from 2 million struggling Americans, including children, seniors, […]

Montana’s income inequality is growing faster than any other state

Missoulian – March 12, 2017 Montana is the state with the fastest growth of income inequality, according to a recent report based on U.S. Census Bureau data. The report, from a website called Zippia that covers career issues, summarizes data from the American Community Survey from 2010-2016. Montana’s income inequality increased 4.97 percent over those six […]

Montana’s income inequality is growing faster than any other state

Missoulian Montana is the state with the fastest growth of income inequality, according to a recent report based on U.S. Census Bureau data. The report, from a website called Zippia that covers career issues, summarizes data from the American Community Survey from 2010-2016. Montana’s income inequality increased 4.97 percent over those six years. The state […]

FMLA turns 25, but Montana still needs policies to balance family & work

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), our nation’s unpaid leave law. Much has changed since 1993 and today working Americans need paid leave in order to balance work and home demands.

During the 2017 legislative session, MBPC worked with the Time for Montana coalition to attempt to pass a Montana family medical leave insurance (FAMLI) program.