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New Corporate Tax Breaks Proposed in Economic Development Legislation

In economic development legislation under consideration in the House, there are proposals for new corporate tax breaks. This Facts At a Glance provides information about ...
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Budget Monitor: The Senate Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

During its budget debate, the Senate added about two-tenths of 1 percent to the budget's bottom line. The Senate did not adopt any new taxes ...
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Budget Monitor: The Senate Ways & Means Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

The Senate Ways & Means (SWM) budget proposal addresses a budget gap of close to $3 billion by recommending significant budget cuts and relying heavily ...
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Budget Monitor: The Fiscal Year 2011 House Budget

The most significant theme from the House budget debate is how little happened. Facing a budget gap of approximately $3 billion, it would have been ...
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Budget Monitor: The House Ways & Means Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

The House Ways & Means (HWM) budget proposal relies primarily on budget cuts and federal assistance to address a budget gap of approximately $3 billion. ...
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Budget Brief: Chapter 70 Funding Options for K-12 Education

This Budget Brief examines potential strategies for implementing Chapter 70 reductions while protecting the ability of every school district to spend at no less than ...
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Budget Brief: Understanding the State Budget is Getting Easier

This Budget Brief provides an overview of the recent reforms that make it easier to understand the state budget (or, that make it more transparent), ...
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MA Business Taxes: How Our State Compares to the Nation

National studies have consistently found that the overall level of business taxation is significantly lower in Massachusetts than in most states. One prominent study ranks ...
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Budget Monitor: The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget (Updated)

Following two years in which the state budget was cut deeply and taxes were increased to address substantial budget deficits, the Governor's FY 2011 budget ...
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Budget Brief: Saving for that Rainy Day: The Stabilization Fund

The balance in the state's Stabilization Fund has varied over the past 10 years. The Stabilization Fund--often referred to as the "Rainy Day Fund"--is a ...
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