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Presentation – Transportation Funding: Context, Challenges & Progress

On June 24, 2024, Policy Director Phineas Baxandall joined Transportation for Massachusetts (T4MA)'s community conversation on transportation funding. Baxandall focused on how Fair Share spending ...
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K-12 Funding Analysis by District: Challenges of Recent Inflation Limiting Investments From the Student Opportunity Act

The 2019 Student Opportunity Act (SOA) intended to make state funding in K-12 schools more robust and equitable. The following analysis examines the SOA’s impact ...
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Pre-Conference Analysis: With Fair Share Revenue Surpassing Expectations, More Money Could Go to Education and Transportation in House and Senate Compromise

Going into this year's Conference Committee, one major story is that revenue collection from the Fair Share "millionaire's tax" is much higher than originally projected. ...
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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 ...
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Senate budget boosts RTA funding, backs fare-free buses – CommonWealth Magazine

Phineas Baxandall, policy director at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, says making RTA buses free attracts more riders, …Google Alert – phineas baxandallRead More
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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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