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New Reports Show Fair Share Amendment Will Help Small Businesses, Other Progressive Tax Changes Can Too

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2021 BOSTON, MA –  Our Commonwealth has traditionally celebrated small businesses as a way for everyday working people to build …

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A False Sense of Housing Security

Maria has been living in fear. Her landlord has been rapping on her door, harassing her and her children for the rent. But, since both …

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Mass. Public Higher Education and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

What’s the state of public higher education in the Commonwealth? Learn more in our latest presentation outlining federal pandemic relief below:

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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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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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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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Amplify Latinx Announces Lineup of 2021 Conference Keynotes and Speakers

Amplify Latinx, the non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power across the Commonwealth, announced that U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat; …

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Amplify Latinx Announces Lineup of 2021 Conference Keynotes and Speakers

Amplify Latinx, the non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power across the Commonwealth, announced that U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat; …

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Amplify Latinx Announces Lineup of 2021 Conference Keynotes and Speakers

Amplify Latinx, the non-partisan, collaborative movement whose mission is to build Latinx economic and political power across the Commonwealth, announced that U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat; …

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Hinds’ revenue working group to release report amid improving revenue picture

A year ago, with the Massachusetts economy hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, state lawmakers thought they would need to close a budget gap of …

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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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