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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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Economic Projections for Asylum Seekers and New Immigrants: Massachusetts

How can we expect new immigrants to fare in the economy? To model this question, the Immigration Research Initiative and MassBudget looked at how immigrants ...
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Testimony in Support of S.2554 on Utilizing the Stabilization Fund

Written testimony by Interim President Phineas Baxandall in support of “An Act to Provide for competitiveness and Infrastructure investment in Massachusetts” (S.2554).
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Economic Projections for Asylum Seekers and New Immigrants: Massachusetts

How can we expect new immigrants to fare in the economy? To model this question, the Immigration Research Initiative and MassBudget looked at how immigrants ...
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Testimony in Support of S.2554 on Utilizing the Stabilization Fund

Written testimony by Interim President Phineas Baxandall in support of “An Act to Provide for competitiveness and Infrastructure investment in Massachusetts” (S.2554).
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MassBudget’s Look at the Fiscal Year 2025 Governor’s Budget Proposal

The Governor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget proposal supports important investments in our Commonwealth, especially through new Fair Share dollars. This is despite the fact ...
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Testimony on the Affordable Homes Act

MassBudget analyst La-brina Almeida's written testimony in support of several aspects of H4138, An Act known as the Affordable Homes Act.
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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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Family Child Care Programs: A Primer

Family child care (FCC) programs are a vital piece of the early education and care sector in Massachusetts that disproportionately support the Commonwealth’s highest need ...
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How Much Would a Transfer Fee on Expensive Real Estate Generate for Your City or Town?

An interactive dashboard that provides data for each of Massachusetts' 351 cities and towns on how much revenue a community could raise by collecting an ...
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How Baby Bonds Could Reduce Massachusetts’ Growing Wealth Gap

Across Massachusetts, racial wealth gaps are among the widest in the country. Structural barriers prevent or challenge households of color from building assets that could ...
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Testimony in Support of H2762/S1793 and S1798 on Improving Tax Credits

MassBudget's written testimony in support of H2762/S1793, An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit as well as S1798, An Act ...
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How Much Will Each District Benefit from the New Child & Dependent Tax Credit?

The proposed Child and Family Tax Credit would help families by providing a refundable credit each year for each child under 13 and dependent adults ...
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Who Benefits from the New Tax Package?

The new tax package is the largest set of tax changes the Commonwealth has seen in some 15 years and will cost the Commonwealth over ...
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Fair Share Advances Racial Equity Through New Budget Investments

The first year of investments made with Fair Share dollars demonstrate how the new surtax creates opportunities to mitigate the ongoing harms of structural racism ...
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Testimony in Support of H489/S301 on Affordable and Accessible Early Education

Policy Analyst Adam Jones urges the Joint Committee on Education to create a Commonwealth that features high-quality, affordable child care accessible to more families.
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