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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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Job Opening – Director, Delivering on Equity Collective

We are seeking a Director for the Delivering on Equity Collective (DOE). The Collective is anchored by the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center (MassBudget), Massachusetts ...
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What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in State Fiscal Year 2025?

This brief looks beyond the budget totals to help stakeholders better understand the actual state cost of MassHealth by accounting for the state and federal ...
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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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Senate budget boosts RTA funding, backs fare-free buses – CommonWealth Magazine

Phineas Baxandall, policy director at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, says making RTA buses free attracts more riders, …Google Alert – phineas baxandallRead More
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