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UPDATED: High-Income Households Are Not Fleeing Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a lower rate of outmigration among high-income households than among other households. This is true both in the most recent year for which ...
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Six Things at Stake for Racial Justice in the FY 2024 Budget Conference

After examining the House and Senate Fiscal Year 2024 budget proposals, our budget analysts highlighted six differences between the two that have implications for racial ...
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How Will We Spend Fair Share Dollars? Competing Proposals Highlight Needs and Opportunities

Fiscal Year 2024, which starts in July 2023, is the first state budget to include Fair Share dollars, and the Governor's, House, and Senate budget ...
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Statement on the Senate Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The state budget process continues on as the Senate Ways and Means Committee (SWM) released its proposal for the State budget today. With recent news ...
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Comparing Tax Cut Proposals from 2022 to 2023

Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed tax policy changes in 2022 and 2023 that would reduce public revenue by large amounts—providing the most benefits to the most ...
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Statement on the House Budget

The final House version of the budget, at $56.2 billion, is $154 million larger than the Governor’s proposal. It includes notable amendments to the House Ways ...
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Statement on the House Ways and Means Budget Proposal

While this proposal includes some important investments and policies, both it and the Governor’s proposal are limited by a set of proposed regressive tax cuts.
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High-Income Households Are Not Fleeing Massachusetts

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data show that Massachusetts has low rates of out-migration among high-income households compared to other states. As a consequence, delivering large ...
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Taking Measure of the Governor’s Tax Plan

The Governor’s proposal would provide benefits to households across the income spectrum, but by far the largest benefits would accrue to a small number of ...
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Governor’s Estate Tax Plan Is Costly and Gives Biggest Breaks to Largest Estates – Better Options Exist

During the current legislative session, lawmakers will consider a number of proposals for changing the Massachusetts estate tax. Two proposals are compared here – one ...
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