The Value of the Minimum Wage in Massachusetts
Over the past forty years the value of the minimum wage has been eroded by inflation. In 1968, the Massachusetts minimum wage was worth $10.72 (adjusted for inflation). Today, it is $8.00
One of the most important things we do through our government is help children grow and thrive. Our new Children's Budget provides information about the many programs in the Massachusetts state budget which affect children.
Beginning in 1998, a number of significant changes were made to the Massachusetts tax codeincluding sizable cuts to the income tax. These cuts have reduced our capacity to fund essential services.