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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 that year-to-date tax revenue collections are lower than expected, the Senate grapples with hard choices about the Commonwealth’s priorities.
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 and Means proposal, but remains similar at its core.
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.
HWM’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal Helps Balance the Scales
Statement from MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera in response to the House Ways & Means Committee’s FY 2023 Budget Proposal
New Report Finds That a “Millionaire Tax” Would Make Massachusetts’ Tax System Fairer
For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022 BOSTON, MA – Currently, Massachusetts has an “upside-down” state and local tax system, meaning those with the highest incomes …
New Report Shares How The Millionaire Tax Could Decide the Future of Education in the Commonwealth
For Immediate Release: April 4, 2022 BOSTON, MA – The state has made a number of commitments to improve education, particularly in low-income communities, but …
Webinar: Ballot Advocacy 101 for Nonprofit Organizations (English & Spanish Recordings)
Do you work in the nonprofit sector and have questions around advocating on ballot initiatives? Attorney Patrick Moore joined us on February 28th, 2022 to present …
Testimony on Employment Classification for App-Based Drivers
MassBudget stands in opposition to House bill (H.4375/H.4376), An Act defining and regulating the contract-based relationship between network companies and app-based drivers.
Commuters Beware: 640 Bridges are Structurally Deficient in Massachusetts
New Report Shows Transportation Investment Key to Improving Mass. Economy, Equity, and Environment For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022 BOSTON, MA – It’s often said …
Millions in Relief for Early Education Yet to be Spent in Massachusetts – What’s the Path Forward?
For Immediate Release: March 1, 2022 BOSTON, MA – High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs promote healthy child development, increase learning outcomes, and keep our economy …
MassBudget testifies at Joint Committee on Revenue hearing against the large tax cuts for the wealthy proposed by Governor
It is unwise to assume that the state has more revenue than it needs based on temporary pandemic relief, meaning this is not the time for the deep and lasting tax cuts,
Massachusetts Cash Assistance – A MassBudget Data Droplet
The cash assistance program was created to be a reliable back-up for the lowest-income families; today the program reaches only a small share of families …
FY 2023 Budget: the Good, the Bad, and the Need for New, Sustainable Revenue
Statement from MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera in response to the Baker Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget Proposal For Immediate Release: January 26, 2022 “As …
MassBudget Brief Explains the State Budget Process to Make it More Accessible
For Immediate Release: January 25, 2022 BOSTON, MA – The budget is a powerful $50 billion tool for building an antiracist and equitable Commonwealth over the …
Early Childhood Coffee and Conversation: When the Bough Breaks
On January 7, 2022, the Boston Foundation Early Childhood team welcomed Colin Jones of MassBudget to the Coffee and Conversations series, for a closer look at the state of the Massachusetts chid care funding system, and the opportunities made possible by the inflow of federal pandemic stimulus dollars – funding that has proven critical to protecting and preserving the fragile child care system during a time of unprecedented disruption.
Testimony to end tax subsidies for purchasing private jets and other aircraft
To the Joint Committee on Revenue December 14, 2021 RE: Testimony in support of An Act Relevant to the Repeal of the Sales Tax Exemption …
Testimony to expand the Earned Income Tax Credits for low-income households
To the Joint Committee on Revenue December 13, 2021 RE: Testimony in support of An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax …
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 …