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The Rise and Fall of Local Aid in Massachusetts

Total aid to cities and towns declined by $1.7 billion between 1982 and 2012. Like so many other programs in the state budget, it has been squeezed by the large revenue shortfalls that followed the income tax cuts of the late 90s.

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MassBudget Brief: What Are 9C Cuts?

On October 29, 2009, Governor Patrick exercised his authority under state law to make spending cuts to the state’s FY 2010 budget. This MassBudget Brief explains the nature of the Governor’s 9C authority and when use of this authority becomes necessary.

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Funding for Dept. of Children and Families and Children at the Dept. of Mental Health, FY 2009 – FY 2013

Funding for children through the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health has been cut significantly since the beginning of the Great Recession in Fiscal Year 2009.

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Budget Monitor: The FY 2013 Budget

There is no revenue from new taxes in the FY 2013 budget. Instead, Massachusetts fills its roughly $1.3 billion budget gap through a combination of temporary revenue, cuts, and savings.

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Health Care in the June Supplement to the FY 2012 Budget

This budget brief describes the proposals affecting MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs which were included in a June supplement to the FY 2012 budget. It is part of a series of fact sheets that will be published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

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Health Care in the FY 2013 Budget

This budget brief describes the proposals affecting MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs which were included in the FY 2013 budget. It is part of a series of fact sheets that will be published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

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Budget Monitor: The Legislature’s Budget for FY 2013

Last week, the House and Senate approved a budget for FY 2013. Our Budget Monitor shows how it would affect each major area of state government.

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Health Care in the Senate Budget Proposal

This budget brief describes the proposals affecting MassHealth (Medicaid) and other health care programs which were included in the Senate final budget for FY 2013. It is part of a series of fact sheets that will be published by the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) and produced by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in partnership with the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute.

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Budget Monitor: The Senate Budget Proposal for FY 2013

This Budget Monitor describes the chief differences between the Senate and House proposals. It also analyzes the many amendments that the full Senate adopted during debate.

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Budget Monitor: The Senate Ways and Means Budget for FY 2013

In order to balance the budget, the Senate Ways and Means Committee proposes roughly $615 million in cuts and savings along with $552 million of temporary revenue.

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