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Federal Infrastructure Bill Could Buy Big Projects, But Not Long-Term Fiscal Stability …

Amassive influx of federal funds (and the looming possibility of a major federal infrastructure bill) is shoring up budgets at the state’s major transit agencies in …

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State charitable deduction, UI Trust Fund proposal will not benefit those most in need

 Statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2021 Supplemental Budget released Wed. August 18, 2021  “While Governor Baker’s FY 2021 close-out budget attempts to give tax filers and …

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Week In Review: Politics And Pandemic Heat Up

Things are heating up everywhere. The delta is turning up the heat on the politics of the pandemic. A UN climate report that has the planet …

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Week In Review: Politics And Pandemic Heat Up

Things are heating up everywhere. The delta is turning up the heat on the politics of the pandemic. A UN climate report that has the planet …

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Police recruit appeals delayed due to funding shortage

BOSTON (SHNS) – A lack of funding at the state Civil Service Commission creates substantial backlogs in cases and long delays in police recruits, particularly …

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Nonprofits slam Legislature for delaying tax breaks for charitable donations

Last week, the Legislature once again delayed the implementation of a 2000 ballot question that was supposed to reward Bay Staters who made charitable contributions …

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Lawmakers push for free MBTA bus service

BOSTON — Transit advocates and some lawmakers want to make MBTA bus rides free in order to cut travel times, improve service and ease the burden …

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Lawmakers and advocates take aim at Baker over low-income transit fare veto

Six months after Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a low-income fare program in a transportation bond bill, lawmakers and transportation advocates came out in full force …

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FY 2022 Recap: A Mixed Budget Season for the Commonwealth

It’s been a mixed budget season for Massachusetts in terms of state tax policy, unless the Legislature chooses to override the Governor’s veto. With the …

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Statement on Governor Baker’s Sales Tax Holiday Proposal

“MassBudget holds a vision of an economically and racially just Commonwealth, one that is supported by fair and forward-thinking state tax and budget policy. Seen …

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Massachusetts millionaires’ tax headed to 2022 ballot

A controversial wealth tax is finally headed to the 2022 ballot, but politicians are predicting a “heated” campaign season before voters decide if Massachusetts millionaires …

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Mass. Lawmakers Approve Ballot Measure To Tax Millionaires

Marie-Frances Rivera, the center’s president, said the tax would bring in money to help pay for legislative priorities and invest in communities well after … https://www.law360.com/tax-authority/articles/1392638/mass-lawmakers-approve-ballot-measure-to-tax-millionaires

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Mass. Lawmakers Approve Ballot Measure To Tax Millionaires

Marie-Frances Rivera, the center’s president, said the tax would bring in money to help pay for legislative priorities and invest in communities well after … https://www.law360.com/tax-authority/articles/1392638/mass-lawmakers-approve-ballot-measure-to-tax-millionaires

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Massachusetts millionaires’ tax headed to 2022 ballot

A controversial wealth tax is finally headed to the 2022 ballot, but politicians are predicting a “heated” campaign season before voters decide if Massachusetts millionaires …

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Pandemic changes Fair Share debate

WHEN A COALITION of labor, clergy, and liberal organizing groups first proposed raising the tax rate on income over $1 million, the year was 2015. …

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