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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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State Budget Cuts Impact Lowest-Income Children

When state budget shortfalls hit, we should not balance the budget on the backs of kids living in Deep Poverty.
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How Much Does the Millionaire Tax Improve Tax Fairness? How Does Massachusetts Compare Now to Other States?

A new 50-state analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) finds that Massachusetts’ recently adopted millionaire tax makes Massachusetts’ state and local ...
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Rising Profits, Falling Tax Shares: Fixing What’s Broken

The share of state taxes paid by corporations has fallen markedly since the 1980s. Meanwhile, they've collected a growing share of all income generated in ...
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