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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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Danny Jin | Beacon Hill to the Berkshires: Beyond state budget, advocates’ eyes peeled for federal …

While the House and Senate have each passed versions of a $47.7 billion state budget, some advocates believe that lawmakers’ most significant spending decisions have …

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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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Mass. urged to follow five other states on tax credit for immigrants

After about 18,500 tax-paying immigrant families in Massachusetts missed out on some of the direct COVID-19 relief payments from Washington during the pandemic, some advocates …

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Mass. urged to follow states on tax credit for immigrants

After about 18,500 tax-paying immigrant families in Massachusetts missed out on some of the direct COVID-19 relief payments from Washington during the pandemic, some advocates …

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MassBudget Statement on the Senate Ways and Means (SWM) Committee’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Budget Proposal

  “The FY 2022 Senate Committee proposal makes progress toward equity but does not seize the opportunity to make bold strides given our better-than-expected revenue …

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Report puts $5B price on universal early education, child care in Mass.

The cost of delivering universal, high-quality and affordable child care and early education in Massachusetts would exceed $5 billion a year in new public funding, …

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Massachusetts Senate seen as last hope to fund new education laws despite COVID-driven school …

Education advocates, union leaders and parents shifted their focus to the Senate on Tuesday after House lawmakers rejected efforts to add up to $200 million …

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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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Legislature will increase school funding next year

The chairs of the House and Senate ways and means committees announced in a joint statement Tuesday that they plan to put $5.503 billion into …

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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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Increasing tax revenue, federal aid leaves Massachusetts in better financial condition – Boston …

State economists are telling taxpayers to keep an eye on the state budget — and the rainy-day fund — as tens of billions in federal …

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Increasing tax revenue, federal aid leaves Massachusetts in better financial condition – Boston …

State economists are telling taxpayers to keep an eye on the state budget — and the rainy-day fund — as tens of billions in federal …

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Climbing tax revenues, federal aid leave Massachusetts in improving financial place

State economists are telling taxpayers to keep an eye on the state budget — and the rainy-day fund — as tens of billions in federal …

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Climbing tax revenues, federal aid leave Massachusetts in improving financial place

State economists are telling taxpayers to keep an eye on the state budget — and the rainy-day fund — as tens of billions in federal …

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