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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.
Statement on Governor Healey’s Budget Proposal
Important investments and missed opportunities – MassBudget reacts to the Governor’s budget proposal.
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 antiracist frameworks to state government. So that, together, we can build a state budget that drives racial and economic justice in our Commonwealth.
HWM FY 2022 Budget Proposal Lacks Bold Investments to Build Racial and Economic Equity in the Commonwealth
Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, President of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), on the House Ways and Means Committee’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal …
Choosing Equity: How the Commonwealth can Make Public Higher Education Affordable
For Immediate Release Contact: Reginauld Williams, Communications Director 617-426-1228, x 102, firstname.lastname@example.org BOSTON – March 24 – As the legislative debate heats up around affordable …
New MassBudget Transit Briefs Reveal Financial, Equity, and Environmental Benefits of Free Buses
For Immediate ReleaseContact: Reginauld Williams, Communications Director617-426-1228, x 102, email@example.com BOSTON — March 24 — Making Massachusetts buses free would improve operations, advance equity, and …
Beacon Hill’s “Double-Dip” Tax Break Misses the Mark for Struggling Communities, Families, and Small Businesses
Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, MassBudget President, on the PPP “double-dip” tax break “The Legislature’s decision yesterday on Emergency Paid Sick Time and Unemployment Insurance …
Making sense of the state budget, taxes, and the Governor’s FY22 proposal
MassBudget welcomed our new and returning Massachusetts legislators and their staff with an overview of the state budget and taxes, as well as a briefing on the Governor’s FY 2022 budget proposal. Re-watch the briefing here.
MassBudget elects civic leaders, Segun Idowu and Imari K. Paris Jeffries, to its Board to advance antiracist policy in the Commonwealth
For Immediate Release Contact: Reginauld Williams, Communications Director 617-426-1228, x 102, firstname.lastname@example.org BOSTON — February 22, 2021 — The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a …
Massachusetts Should Prohibit “Double-Dip” Tax Break for Profitable Businesses
Click here for a PDF version of this statement. S.D. 172, “An act providing financial relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic”, is bad …
Testimony before the Health Equity Task Force on the importance of work and family mobility for all, regardless of immigrant status
Testimony by Monique Ching, Senior Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, for the Health Equity Task Force public hearing on February 8, …
Governor’s FY 2022 Proposal: Short-Sighted Recovery Budget Leaves Opportunity to Chance for K-12, Transportation & More
Statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, MassBudget President, on Governor Baker’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Proposal filed Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Statement on Senate Ways and Means Committee’s FY 2021 Budget
Read the statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), on the Senate Ways and Means Committee’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget.
FY 2021 Budget & Tax Options
Two weeks ago, the Executive Office of Administration and Finance (ANF) provided updated revenue projections for the current fiscal year (FY21). ANF now estimates an …
Making sense of the Governor’s revised FY 2021 budget proposal
This was a presentation to a coalition of policy advocates, social service providers, and academics, to give members an overview of the Baker Administration’s revised …
Envisioning Equity Part III: Reimagining Our Criminal Legal System
For more information, view the presentation slides here. *** The Envisioning Equity Series: Fall 2020 – MassBudget hosted a series of community …
Statement on Governor Baker’s Revised FY 2021 Budget Recommendation
Read the statement by Marie-Frances Rivera, president of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MassBudget), on Governor Baker’s revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Recommendation.
Envisioning Equity Part II: Housing to Build a Just Recovery
Watch the full recap to learn the housing policy challenges existing at the national, state, regional, and local levels and to explore ways that antiracist policy choices can help build housing for a just recovery.