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MassBudget Turns 35!

35 Years of Commitment to Policy Change in Massachusetts Thank you everyone who came out to MassBudget Turns 35! We’re proud of our journey and …

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Fair Share: Best First Step to Building an Equitable Commonwealth

The passage of Questions 1 and 4 are powerful steps in the right direction for our communities, and the work continues.

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Fair Share Facts: New Report Tackles “Millionaires Tax” Claims

Contact: Reginauld Williams, 617-426-1228×102, rwilliams@massbudget.org For Immediate Release: Thursday September 15, 2022 BOSTON – With just over 50 days left until the general election here …

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Massachusetts Ranks #1 in Child Well-Being but Children Still Suffering from Mental Health Pandemic 

Data across 50 states show 7.3 million kids with anxiety or depression as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation Finds BOSTON — …

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A Blast from the Past: Reagan-Era Tax Law Hits Hard

You are not alone if you had never heard of the Massachusetts “tax cap law,” or what is also known as “62F.” This Reagan-era law sets an artificial limit on how much tax revenue Massachusetts can collect, regardless of the current needs of the Commonwealth.

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Equity for Early Education on the Horizon

New MassBudget report analyzes recent early education and care investments, provides recommendations on the road ahead For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 BOSTON, MA …

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Four Reasons We Need Strong Estate Taxes

Explainer via Napkin Finance With Legislators debating potential changes to taxes on large estates, it’s important to remember why we have taxes on the transfer of …

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FAS 109, Single Sales Factor Apportionment, and Deferred Corporate Tax Deductions

As the Legislature considers elements of a possible tax package, it is worth focusing on a number of interrelated corporate tax issues that are now – or may become – part of the mix. At the heart of these interrelated issues is a problematic, state-level corporate tax break referred to as FAS 109.

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NEW: When A Surplus Is Not Extra

When A Surplus Is Not Extra New MassBudget report debunks the myth of tax “deluge” in the Commonwealth For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022 BOSTON, MA – The …

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We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

“Yesterday, Senate President Karen Spilka rightfully noted the need to balance “targeted spending investments to a number of crucial areas, such as housing, childcare and …

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House Budget Sets the Stage for Equity in Massachusetts

Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, President of MassBudget, on the FY 2023 House budget released on April 27, 2022

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HWM’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal Helps Balance the Scales

Statement from MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera in response to the House Ways & Means Committee’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal

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New Report Finds That a “Millionaire Tax” Would Make Massachusetts’ Tax System Fairer

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022 BOSTON, MA – Currently, Massachusetts has an “upside-down” state and local tax system, meaning those with the highest incomes …

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New Report Shares How The Millionaire Tax Could Decide the Future of Education in the Commonwealth

For Immediate Release: April 4, 2022 BOSTON, MA – The state has made a number of commitments to improve education, particularly in low-income communities, but …

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Webinar: Ballot Advocacy 101 for Nonprofit Organizations (English & Spanish Recordings)

Do you work in the nonprofit sector and have questions around advocating on ballot initiatives? Attorney Patrick Moore joined us on February 28th, 2022 to present …

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Testimony on Employment Classification for App-Based Drivers

MassBudget stands in opposition to House bill (H.4375/H.4376), An Act defining and regulating the contract-based relationship between network companies and app-based drivers.

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Commuters Beware: 640 Bridges are Structurally Deficient in Massachusetts

New Report Shows Transportation Investment Key to Improving Mass. Economy, Equity, and Environment For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022 BOSTON, MA – It’s often said …

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Millions in Relief for Early Education Yet to be Spent in Massachusetts – What’s the Path Forward?

For Immediate Release: March 1, 2022 BOSTON, MA – High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs promote healthy child development, increase learning outcomes, and keep our economy …

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