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Budget Monitor: The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

In the coming fiscal year (Fiscal Year 2012) the state is facing a budget gap of approximately $1.9 billion between the cost of providing current ...
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Quality, Cost, and Purpose: Comparisons of Government and Private Sector Payments for Similar Services

We count on government to do many important things--things we can't do alone--like provide good schools, protect our environment, promote public safety, and offer a ...
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MassBudget Brief: Fiscal Year 2012 Chapter 70 Education Aid Preview

While projecting Chapter 70 state education aid ahead of the formal budget process is always an inexact science, the precarious economic recovery and the termination ...
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MassBudget Brief: Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Preview

This Budget Brief examines the condition of state finances as the budget process begins for the fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2011. Walking ...
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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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FMAP and an Education Jobs Fund: State Fiscal Relief To Strengthen the National Economy, Reduce State Budget Cuts, and Create Jobs

Last week the US Senate passed a bill that would approve extended state fiscal relief from the federal government, and the US House is reconvening ...
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FISCAL FALLOUT: The Great Recession, Policy Choices, and State Budget Cuts

A series of facts sheets on state budget cuts during the fiscal crisis in the following areas: Overview.
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Budget Monitor: The Fiscal Year 2011 Post-Veto Budget

This Budget Monitor examines each category of the budget, describing the FY 2011 post-veto spending levels, and comparing them to the FY 2010 budget and ...
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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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