A JUST RECOVERY
We are seeing the convergence of racist policies and practices, economic inequality, and a global pandemic.
In response to the current public health and economic crisis, we are working in partnership with coalitions to focus our research on the most urgent policy solutions. We are channeling the unique expertise of our team of analysts to tackle the important challenges ahead. Our team is offering policy solutions that provide immediate economic relief and longer-term investments in the Commonwealth.
At MassBudget, we are using our budget and fiscal expertise to identify inequities and create a more just economic recovery.
Read MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera’s statement on Black lives and Economic Justice
At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Executive Summary
At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts Executive Summary Read the full report here. PART 1: THE …
At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts
We may have promised the children of Massachusetts that they can arrive at a bright tomorrow full of opportunity, but we have allowed many obstacles to get in the way of that promise for too many of our children. On top of that, these past two years have created new obstacles, and have also put Massachusetts at an important crossroads. The twin health and economic emergencies of the pandemic and subsequent downturn have made long-standing racial and economic inequities worse.
“The ARPA Bill”: Highlights from Chapter 102 of the Acts of 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has created both a health and economic emergencies in Massachusetts. To help address these crises, the bill just signed by the Governor—referred …
Where’s the Relief? The Distribution of Federal Funding in Massachusetts
As difficult as this past year has been, it would have been worse without the more than $70 billion in federal relief to Massachusetts so …
The Pandemic Persists: Pain Points for the Children of Massachusetts
Policymakers have the responsibility and an opportunity to make smart and fair policy choices that will support children and families. This is particularly true now …
Unemployment Insurance Saved the Massachusetts Economy. How Can We Ensure It Will Be Strong for the Future?
Many Massachusetts businesses today owe their survival in part to UI sustaining customers’ demand for products and services. Over the years, even though the UI …