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Testimony in Support of “An Act Relative to Property Tax Classification in the City of Boston” (HB.4805)

MassBudget's Phineas Baxandall testifies: Allow Boston to protect residents against a big property tax increase resulting from lower business taxes.
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Viviana M. Abreu-Hernández, PhD to Serve as MassBudget’s Next President

After an extensive national search, the Board is pleased to announce that MassBudget has found its next leader. Viviana M. Abreu-Hernández, PhD will be joining ...
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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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Estate Tax Cut Proposals Are Costly and Poorly Targeted – Alternative Solutions Exist

Current estate tax proposals would lead to a loss of state revenue and reduce the Commonwealth’s ability to make crucial investments, while having regressive impacts ...
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What’s Race Got to Do With It? Some Tax Proposals Would Widen Racial Inequality, Others Would Advance Equity

Some of the tax cuts proposed by the Massachusetts House in 2023 would widen economic and racial disparities by disproportionately benefiting wealthier, generally whiter households. ...
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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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