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Envisioning Equity Part III: Reimagining Our Criminal Legal System

  For more information, view the presentation slides here.     *** The Envisioning Equity Series: Fall 2020 – MassBudget hosted a series of community …

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Envisioning Equity Part II: Housing to Build a Just Recovery

Watch the full recap to learn the housing policy challenges existing at the national, state, regional, and local levels and to explore ways that antiracist policy choices can help build housing for a just recovery.

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Envisioning Equity Part I: Equitable Education through the Crisis

Watch the full webinar from our first installment, where we dive into how to build racial and economic justice in K-12 education through the state budget.

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COVID-19 Updates: State Budget & the Pandemic

Learn about the pandemic’s impact on the state budget process, essential programs, and how we can prepare for the road to recovery with our Policy …

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Ground Shifting Beneath Senate Revenue Group

The virtual meeting began Thursday with presentations from Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center President Marie-Frances Rivera and Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny, each of whom detailed the forecasts they provided earlier this week at a hearing designed to help state budget managers chart a path through the end of fiscal 2020 and into the uncertainties of fiscal year 2021. Rivera said she thinks eliminating the reintroduction of that deduction is "the lowest-hanging fruit" and that because the deduction does not already exist, she does not think people will be any less inclined to make charitable donations.

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Ground Shifting Beneath Senate Revenue Group

The virtual meeting began Thursday with presentations from Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center President Marie-Frances Rivera and Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny, each of whom detailed the forecasts they provided earlier this week at a hearing designed to help state budget managers chart a path through the end of fiscal year 2020 and into the uncertainties of fiscal year 2021. Rivera said she thinks eliminating the reintroduction of that deduction is “the lowest-hanging fruit” and that because the deduction does not already exist, she does not think people will be any less inclined to make charitable donations.

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Virus leaves economists uncertain about its final toll

https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/04/15/virus-leaves-economists-uncertain-about-its-final-toll/ Lowell Sun

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Mount Greylock Subcommittee Discusses Bus Contract Adjustment During Prolonged Closure

“The required local contribution is basically a measure of how much local tax revenue a city or town can reasonably raise and dedicate to the operation of its schools,” according to the website of the non-profit Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. It is related to the foundation budget, which “is designed to represent the total cost of providing an adequate education for all students.”

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STATEHOUSE ROUNDUP: Life, liberty and the pursuit of ventilators

The tea leaves, when they can read them, will likely present a bleak picture – the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center's testimony contemplates a scenario where fiscal 2021 tax collections land $5 billion short of the estimates agreed to in January.

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STATEHOUSE ROUNDUP: Life, liberty and the pursuit of ventilators

The tea leaves, when they can read them, will likely present a bleak picture – the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center's testimony contemplates a scenario where fiscal 2021 tax collections land $5 billion short of the estimates agreed to in January.

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