The Missouri Budget Project is a 501 (c) (3) organization, founded in 2003 by a network of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers, faith-based groups, civic and business leaders from across Missouri, who wanted to engage in the public debate surrounding budget and tax issues. The coalition identified the need for advocates to become fluent in tax and revenue policy and work together on effective efforts toward developing adequate, quality services for low and middle income Missourians.
Since its founding, the Missouri Budget Project has addressed state budget shortfalls; the impact of budget cuts on social service, mental health, health and senior services sectors; how federal policies affect all Missourians; and the quality, adequacy and fairness of Missouri’s revenue system.
The Missouri Budget Project is led by a team of experts who serve within board and staff positions. MBP staff members include leading state experts in economics, public policy, research, health and social welfare. Board members represent a variety of sectors including higher education, business leaders and small business entrepreneurs, nonprofit and civic leaders, and dedicated community volunteers.
The Missouri Budget Project staff includes individuals with extensive experience in research and fiscal analysis. Recognized professionals in the field, the MBP staff have decades of diverse experience in a variety of roles throughout Missouri and nationally, including working for Governors on both sides of the political aisle; service as adjunct professors at some of Missouri’s premiere institutions of higher learning; and work in Missouri’s leading advocacy, nonprofit and communications firms.