Featured Reports

Understanding the Actual Cost of MassHealth to the StateNovember 19, 2014

This brief describes the "net" cost of MassHealth, providing a much clearer picture of the impact of MassHealth on the state budget rather than looking at gross state budget totals alone.

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Beyond the Bell: Options for Increased Learning TimeNovember 12, 2014

Increased learning time can be an effective tool for providing more of our young people with improved, more well-rounded education - but only if it's done right. This paper examines which strategies have proven most effective in implementing longer school days, quality after school services, and summer learning opportunities. The report also estimates what it costs to provide a few model programs.

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From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great SocietyNovember 10, 2014

MassBudget's new report From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great Society traces the economic and policy changes since the launch of the Great Society and how they have affected the lives of people at all income levels in Massachusetts.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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