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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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K-12 Funding Analysis by District: Challenges of Recent Inflation Limiting Investments From the Student Opportunity Act

The 2019 Student Opportunity Act (SOA) intended to make state funding in K-12 schools more robust and equitable. The following analysis examines the SOA’s impact ...
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Pre-Conference Analysis: With Fair Share Revenue Surpassing Expectations, More Money Could Go to Education and Transportation in House and Senate Compromise

Going into this year's Conference Committee, one major story is that revenue collection from the Fair Share "millionaire's tax" is much higher than originally projected. ...
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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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Presentation: Budget Update – Funding for Brockton Public Schools

On Feb 29, 2024, Deputy Policy Director Colin Jones presented to Brockton community members, sharing vital information on the state budget process and specific data ...
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Ending the Tax Penalty Against Working Immigrants

Extending EITC eligibility to all workers filing taxes, regardless of their immigration status, would increase its impact, help expand economic opportunity, and support low- and ...
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