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32% of Children Live in Cost-Burdened Households: MassBudget Urges Lawmakers to Focus on Affordability

Massachusetts ranks second in child well-being nationally, according to the 2024 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. However, high housing costs relative to family income continue to ...
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With Fair Share Dollars, Senate Ways and Means Proposes Bold Improvements, Though Problems with Student Opportunity Act Remain

On May 7th, the Senate Ways and Means (SWM) Committee released its proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2025. Like last month’s House budget proposal, ...
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Despite Revenue Challenges, Fiscal Year 2025 House Budget Proposal Strives to Meet Current Needs

The House finalized its Fiscal Year 2025 (FY 2025) state budget proposal on Friday, April 26, adding about $100 million in spending over the HWM ...
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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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NEW: When A Surplus Is Not Extra

When A Surplus Is Not Extra New MassBudget report debunks the myth of tax “deluge” in the Commonwealth For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022 BOSTON, MA – The ...
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We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

“Yesterday, Senate President Karen Spilka rightfully noted the need to balance “targeted spending investments to a number of crucial areas, such as housing, childcare and ...
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House Budget Sets the Stage for Equity in Massachusetts

Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, President of MassBudget, on the FY 2023 House budget released on April 27, 2022
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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
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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