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MassBudget’s Look at the Fiscal Year 2025 House Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The House Ways and Means (HWM) Committee released its proposed budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The proposal reflects both an increase in anticipated ...
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Presentation: K-12 Funding Update for the Legislative Gateway Caucus

On March 27, 2024, Deputy Policy Director Colin Jones presented to the Legislative Gateway Caucus. He provided a briefing on K-12 funding and policy, including ...
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Presentation: Ending the Tax Penalty Against Working Immigrants

On March 14, 2024, Interim President Phineas Baxandall joined the Black and Latino Caucus and the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition at the Statehouse for ...
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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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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Governor’s Tax Proposals

Testimony presented to the Joint Committee on Revenue on March 28, 2023, regarding Governor Healey's tax proposals.
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Statement on Governor Healey’s Budget Proposal

Important investments and missed opportunities - MassBudget reacts to the Governor's budget proposal.
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Building an Antiracist State Budget

This year, MassBudget is embarking on an Antiracist State Budget Project. The project strives to put forward antiracist approaches to policy making to meaningfully introduce ...
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MassBudget Turns 35!

35 Years of Commitment to Policy Change in Massachusetts Thank you everyone who came out to MassBudget Turns 35! We’re proud of our journey and ...
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Fair Share: Best First Step to Building an Equitable Commonwealth

The passage of Questions 1 and 4 are powerful steps in the right direction for our communities, and the work continues.
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Fair Share Facts: New Report Tackles “Millionaires Tax” Claims

Contact: Reginauld Williams, 617-426-1228×102, rwilliams@massbudget.org For Immediate Release: Thursday September 15, 2022 BOSTON – With just over 50 days left until the general election here ...
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Massachusetts Ranks #1 in Child Well-Being but Children Still Suffering from Mental Health Pandemic 

Data across 50 states show 7.3 million kids with anxiety or depression as effects of coronavirus crisis linger, Annie E. Casey Foundation Finds BOSTON — ...
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A Blast from the Past: Reagan-Era Tax Law Hits Hard

You are not alone if you had never heard of the Massachusetts “tax cap law,” or what is also known as “62F.” This Reagan-era law sets ...
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Equity for Early Education on the Horizon

New MassBudget report analyzes recent early education and care investments, provides recommendations on the road ahead For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 BOSTON, MA ...
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Four Reasons We Need Strong Estate Taxes

Explainer via Napkin Finance With Legislators debating potential changes to taxes on large estates, it’s important to remember why we have taxes on the transfer of ...
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FAS 109, Single Sales Factor Apportionment, and Deferred Corporate Tax Deductions

As the Legislature considers elements of a possible tax package, it is worth focusing on a number of interrelated corporate tax issues that are now ...
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