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Ending the Tax Penalty Against Working Immigrants

Extending EITC eligibility to all workers filing taxes, regardless of their immigration status, would increase its impact, help expand economic opportunity, and support low- and ...
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Economic Projections for Asylum Seekers and New Immigrants: Massachusetts

How can we expect new immigrants to fare in the economy? To model this question, the Immigration Research Initiative and MassBudget looked at how immigrants ...
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Testimony in Support of S.2554 on Utilizing the Stabilization Fund

Written testimony by Interim President Phineas Baxandall in support of “An Act to Provide for competitiveness and Infrastructure investment in Massachusetts” (S.2554).
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How Much Does the Millionaire Tax Improve Tax Fairness? How Does Massachusetts Compare Now to Other States?

A new 50-state analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that Massachusetts’ recently adopted millionaire tax makes Massachusetts’ state and local ...
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Statement on Governor’s Proposal to Leverage Stabilization Funds to Secure Federal Grants

Statement by Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Interim President Phineas Baxandall in response to today’s proposal by Governor Maura Healey to utilize interest from the ...
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Testimony in Opposition to H.1848 on Reclassifying Rideshare Drivers

MassBudget's written testimony submitted in opposition to H1848, An Act establishing rights and obligations of transportation network drivers and transportation network companies.
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Testimony in Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

MassBudget's Policy Director Phineas Baxandall urges the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development to pass a bill to increase the minimum wage out of ...
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MassBudget testifies to end tax subsidy for private jets

MassBudget testified in support of House bill 2826 and Senate bill 1758, which would end the sales tax exemption for personal aircraft. The exemption disproportionately ...
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How Many Massachusetts Low-Wage Workers Would be Helped by a Higher Minimum Wage?

What would be the impact if the wage floor was lifted to $20 an hour with a tipped wage increase to $12 an hour? How ...
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Testimony to support employment of formerly incarcerated individuals and people on transitional assistance in microbusinesses

Policy Director Phineas Baxandall delivers testimony in support for H.2811, “An Act to establish the micro business employee training and workforce development program."
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