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The State of FY2022 HWM Budget & Where We Go From Here

Interested in learning more about how the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 House Ways and Means (HWM) budget proposal and federal aid impacts our state budget? …

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HWM FY 2022 Budget Proposal Lacks Bold Investments to Build Racial and Economic Equity in the Commonwealth

Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, President of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal …

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Job Announcement: Director of Development

We are seeking a dynamic and highly organized Director of Development who is aligned with MassBudget’s mission of advancing equitable policy solutions that create an …

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the EITC

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Testimony to the Fiscal Management and Control Board on MBTA Fares

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Video Explainer: Building an Education System that Works for Everyone

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Testimony on H.3809 Before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Single Sales Factor Apportionment Formula, How It Works, and What It Costs

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Testimony before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development on S.1066/H.1610, “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement”

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Testimony Before Joint Committee on Higher Education on S.744/H.1221, “An Act to Guarantee Debt-Free Public Higher Education”

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Incidence of State and Local Taxes in Massachusetts and Effects of the Fair Share Amendment

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Need to Invest in Education and Transportation

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Testimony on Fair Workweek Legislation Before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

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Editorial: Time to call curtains on the film tax credit

Meanwhile, study after study has found fault with the economic impact of the state’s film credit. A 2015 report by the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center found that the state pays significantly more for every job created by the credit than the wages earned by those jobs, and gets just 13 cents in revenue back from every dollar spent.

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PowerPoint Presentation: Our State Budget and Taxes [PPTX]

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Center Looks at ‘State of Working Massachusetts’

In this video, MassBudget President Noah Berger discusses the State of Working Massachusetts 2011 with BNN News anchor Christopher Lovett.

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BNN News Interviews Noah Berger of the Mass. Budget and Policy Center

MassBudget President, Noah Berger, discusses the Massachusetts economy and a recent “State of Working Massachusetts” report.

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Cracks in the Foundation of MA K-12 Funding

The foundation budget established under the Education Reform Act of 1993 to calculate adequate baseline spending for the state's public school districts understates the costs of special education and health insurance by more than $2 billion, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

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