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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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Testimony in Opposition to H.1234, “An Act Establishing Portable Benefit Accounts for App-Based Drivers”

October 6, 2021 Chairman Murphy, Chairman Crighton, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Financial Services: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on …

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Testimony to the Joint Ways and Means Committees on Using Federal ARPA Funds to Invest in Public Higher Education

October 1, 2021 Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michelwitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Thank you for the opportunity to testify …

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Testimony to the Joint Ways and Means Committees on Using Federal ARPA Funds to Follow Other States in Extending EITC Benefits to ITIN Filers

October 1, 2021 Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michlewitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Thank you for the opportunity to testify …

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Federal Relief Funds for Higher Education Offer Opportunities to Close Accessibility Gaps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON, MA – With the correct supports and investments in place, public higher education has the power to open …

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New Census Data on Poverty, Income, and Health Coverage Show Need for Robust Federal Recovery Package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON, MA – The economic loss and hardship of COVID-19 and its new variants are far from over …

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Statement on the Expired CDC Eviction Moratorium

Photo via Getty Images   Friend, Nobody deserves to wonder if one Supreme Court decision is the difference between keeping their family safely housed or …

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Report Outlines Federal Relief for Massachusetts’ Transportation and How to Invest in it Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON, MA – Every person in the Commonwealth counts on reliable transportation systems to get to essential places …

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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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Massachusetts’ Housing Crisis Needs Comprehensive Strategy, Not Piecemeal Band-Aids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org Boston, MA – Everyone needs a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. But in Massachusetts, like …

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Envisioning Equity: Federal Relief Funds for K-12 Schools in Massachusetts

Interested in learning what American Rescue Plan Act funds mean for the Commonwealth’s K-12 public schools? Watch the full briefing and Q&A discussing how these federal programs can support our schools through the pandemic and into recovery.

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Transportation in support of free public transit and discounted fares for low-income riders

To: Joint Committee on Transportation From: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Re: Legislation for fare-free public transit and discounted fares for low-income riders July 28, …

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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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Envisioning Equity for our Children: How COVID-19 Impacted Child and Family Well-Being in the Commonwealth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON — Although Massachusetts ranks No.1 nationally in overall child well-being, according to the 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data …

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Senate budget debate added millions for local projects and a few controversial proposals, but took no bold measures

If the Commonwealth is going to start building towards a bold economic recovery from the pandemic, the Legislature must ensure that the process is transparent …

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