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Expiring Federal Tax Cuts: Costs and Beneficiaries of Extending Cuts Targeted at Highest-Income Taxpayers

In the coming weeks, the U.S. House and Senate may debate whether to extend (or make permanent) all or only some of the Bush-era income ...
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No Significant Rise in Poverty in MA in 2009

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual update of state-level poverty rates from the American Community Survey (ACS). It indicates no statistically significant change ...
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No Significant Change in Massachusetts Median Household Income in 2009

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual update of state-level data on household income from the American Community Survey (ACS).
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Massachusetts Still Leads in Health Care Coverage

Health insurance coverage in Massachusetts far surpasses coverage nationally and in all other states, detailed statistics released by the Census Bureau today confirm.
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Massachusetts Still a Leader in Health Coverage

Thanks to the apparent success of Massachusetts' health reform, Census Bureau estimates released today suggest that Massachusetts health care coverage still leads the nation.
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Poverty Rises Nationally in 2009, New Census Bureau Data Show

As a result of the Great Recession, the year 2009 saw a significant increase in the national poverty rate. The poverty rate rose to 14.3 ...
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How Will New Tax on Alcohol Affect Revenues?

As part of a package of sales tax changes that went into effect in 2009, Massachusetts' general sales tax rate was raised from 5 percent ...
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Examining Tax Fairness

Determining who is affected most by the state's tax system, as well as individual taxes, is important in considering the fairness of tax policy changes. ...
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Jobs and the Massachusetts Economy on Labor Day 2010

Labor Day 2010 will be a challenging day for working people across America. The nation is in the third year of a terrible economic crisis, ...
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The Education Jobs Fund and its Impact on Massachusetts Schools

The Education Jobs Fund, a $10 billion federal grant fund to be spent during the FY 2011 school year for the retention and creation of ...
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