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Testimony in Support of S.2554 on Utilizing the Stabilization Fund

Written testimony by Interim President Phineas Baxandall in support of “An Act to Provide for competitiveness and Infrastructure investment in Massachusetts” (S.2554).
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MassBudget’s Look at the Fiscal Year 2025 Governor’s Budget Proposal

The Governor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget proposal supports important investments in our Commonwealth, especially through new Fair Share dollars. This is despite the fact ...
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Testimony on the Affordable Homes Act

MassBudget analyst La-brina Almeida's written testimony in support of several aspects of H4138, An Act known as the Affordable Homes Act.
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State Budget Cuts Impact Lowest-Income Children

When state budget shortfalls hit, we should not balance the budget on the backs of kids living in Deep Poverty.
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Testimony in Support of H2762/S1793 and S1798 on Improving Tax Credits

MassBudget's written testimony in support of H2762/S1793, An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit as well as S1798, An Act ...
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Testimony in Support of H489/S301 on Affordable and Accessible Early Education

Policy Analyst Adam Jones urges the Joint Committee on Education to create a Commonwealth that features high-quality, affordable child care accessible to more families.
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Statement on Governor’s Affordable Homes Act

Statement by Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center in response to bill H.4138, which takes the scale of our state's housing challenges seriously and can be ...
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Statement on Governor’s Proposal to Leverage Stabilization Funds to Secure Federal Grants

Statement by Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Interim President Phineas Baxandall in response to today’s proposal by Governor Maura Healey to utilize interest from the ...
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Testimony in Opposition to H.1848 on Reclassifying Rideshare Drivers

MassBudget's written testimony submitted in opposition to H1848, An Act establishing rights and obligations of transportation network drivers and transportation network companies.
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MassBudget Statement on the 2023 Tax Relief Package

Today, the conference committee presented the biggest package of tax changes in 15 years. We commend them for taking important steps to improve affordability for ...
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Testimony in Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

MassBudget's Policy Director Phineas Baxandall urges the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development to pass a bill to increase the minimum wage out of ...
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MassBudget testifies to end tax subsidy for private jets

MassBudget testified in support of House bill 2826 and Senate bill 1758, which would end the sales tax exemption for personal aircraft. The exemption disproportionately ...
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New Poll: Big Majority of Voters Support Child and Family Tax Credit that Reaches $600

Newly conducted polling shows 77% of registered Massachusetts voters support the creation of a Child and Family Tax Credit of $600. The Massachusetts legislature is ...
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Testimony to support employment of formerly incarcerated individuals and people on transitional assistance in microbusinesses

Policy Director Phineas Baxandall delivers testimony in support for H.2811, “An Act to establish the micro business employee training and workforce development program."
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Statement on the Senate Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The state budget process continues on as the Senate Ways and Means Committee (SWM) released its proposal for the State budget today. With recent news ...
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Statement on the House Budget

The final House version of the budget, at $56.2 billion, is $154 million larger than the Governor’s proposal. It includes notable amendments to the House Ways ...
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Statement on the House Ways and Means Budget Proposal

While this proposal includes some important investments and policies, both it and the Governor’s proposal are limited by a set of proposed regressive tax cuts.
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Statement on the House Tax Reform Bill

Meaningful credits for working families mixed with benefits solely for the wealthy - MassBudget reacts to House of Representatives' recently released tax proposal.
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