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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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MassBudget’s Look at the Governor’s Budget Proposal

The governor's budget proposal includes investments that will reduce some of the hardship faced by Bay Staters, but it also would deeply cut two major ...
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Statement on Governor Healey’s Budget Proposal

Important investments and missed opportunities - MassBudget reacts to the Governor's budget proposal.
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Building an Antiracist State Budget

This year, MassBudget is embarking on an Antiracist State Budget Project. The project strives to put forward antiracist approaches to policy making to meaningfully introduce ...
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With Rainy Day Fund Filling Up Fast, It’s Time to Invest in Community Needs

The state’s rainy day fund is fast approaching its capped “allowable balance.” It could exceed the cap at the end of Fiscal Year 2024. With ...
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Memo to Governor Healey on Ways to Ensure Effective Implementation of the Fair Share Amendment

As Massachusetts voters have amended the state constitution to include a 4 percent surtax on taxable income over $1 million, MassBudget would like to offer ...
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Massachusetts Capital Budget 101

The capital budgeting process takes place largely out of the public eye but is responsible for building and maintaining critical state infrastructure. Learn more about ...
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“Excess” as Mirage: How the 62F Tax Cap Distorts Our View of Massachusetts Tax Revenue

The 1986 tax cap law, also known as “62F,” artificially limits the amount of tax revenue available to address priorities like affordable, quality childcare, safer ...
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62F Credits Benefit the Rich

The “tax cap law,” or what is known as “62F,” sets an artificial limit on how much tax revenue Massachusetts can collect, regardless of the ...
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