Reginauld Williams

Communications Director

Reginauld (Reggie) Williams is the Director of Communications at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. He is responsible for creating and implementing an organization-wide strategy that amplifies equitable state policy solutions.

His background is in development, media relations and nonprofit management. Most recently, Reggie served as a design consultant on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ innovation team, as well as a policy associate in State Government & Regulatory Affairs. Prior to his work in healthcare, he served as the development director of the Transformative Culture Project after attending Morehouse College where he studied foreign policy and ethical leadership. As an advocate, he has campaigned for arts education programs and funding with Mass Creative’s Leadership Council.

Reggie currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Boston’s Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival, Inc.

Recent

It’s About Time: Modernizing the Massachusetts Overtime Law Would Help 435,000 Salaried Workers

Everyone deserves fair pay for the hours they work, and the freedom to have a personal life away from the job. That’s why we have overtime laws, which require that most workers be paid time-and-a-half for every hour they work over 40 in a given week. For salaried workers, however, these laws no longer provide the protection they used to.

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Income Growth and Gateway Cities: What Happened, and Is There a Path Back to Broadly Shared Prosperity?

It’s possible for an economy to grow in ways that expand opportunity and promote broadly shared prosperity. We know that’s possible because it’s exactly what happened in the United States in the three decades after World War II. But in the mid-1970s the pattern changed – across America, in Massachusetts, and particularly in our Gateway cities. Typical household incomes grew very little, if at all, for most Gateway Cities over the past few decades. Looking at data in each of the state’s 26 “Gateway Cities,” how would life could be different today if median wages in those cities had grown at the same rate as the overall economy.

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2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.

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