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Job Opening: 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 inclusive, thriving Commonwealth for all.

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Truro’s Beach Back Then, Unveiled – The Provincetown Independent

Phineas Baxandall went as a kid. “There was nothing sexualized about the scene,” he says. It was like any happening beach, but bare.Google Alert – …

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Estate Tax Cuts Worsen Our Large Racial Wealth Gap

If lawmakers cut the Massachusetts estate tax, it is a small number of high-income, white households that will receive the overwhelming share of the benefits. These cuts would worsen the problem of wealth inequality and undermine our ability to address the problem.

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Estate Tax Cut Proposals Are Costly and Poorly Targeted – Alternative Solutions Exist

Current estate tax proposals would lead loss of state revenue would reduce the Commonwealth’s ability to make crucial investments, while having regressive impacts on racial and economic equity. The state should seek alternatives.

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What’s Race Got to Do With It? Some Tax Proposals Would Widen Racial Inequality, Others Would Advance Equity

Some of the tax cuts proposed by the Massachusetts House in 2023 would widen economic and racial disparities by disproportionately benefiting wealthier, generally whiter households. Other proposed tax changes would advance equity and would disproportionately benefit households of color.

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Affordable Rent for All: Massachusetts is on a Slow Road to Universal Housing Vouchers

Programs which help people afford their rent are a critical tool in addressing the housing affordability crisis. How can Massachusetts, which has long been a national leader on housing voucher policy, move towards a universal solution?

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