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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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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 Opposition to H.1848 on Reclassifying Rideshare Drivers

MassBudget's written testimony submitted in opposition to H1848, An Act establishing rights and obligations of transportation network drivers and transportation network companies.
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Testimony in Support of Raising the Minimum Wage

MassBudget's Policy Director Phineas Baxandall urges the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development to pass a bill to increase the minimum wage out of ...
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New Census Data Highlights Need for Family Tax Credits Waiting in State House

While the Massachusetts Legislature debates two versions of expanded tax credits to improve affordability for families, new census data dramatically show what a difference these ...
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How Many Massachusetts Low-Wage Workers Would be Helped by a Higher Minimum Wage?

What would be the impact if the wage floor was lifted to $20 an hour with a tipped wage increase to $12 an hour? How ...
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Debunking the Five Major Myths About Outmigration

Recently, multiple news articles, op-eds, and think tank reports have asserted that Massachusetts is suffering an exodus of households, particularly high-income households, fleeing to states ...
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Testimony to support employment of formerly incarcerated individuals and people on transitional assistance in microbusinesses

Policy Director Phineas Baxandall delivers testimony in support for H.2811, “An Act to establish the micro business employee training and workforce development program."
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Massachusetts Cash Assistance – A MassBudget Data Droplet

The cash assistance program was created to be a reliable back-up for the lowest-income families; today the program reaches only a small share of families ...
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At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Executive Summary

At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts Executive Summary Read the full report here. PART 1: THE ...
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At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts

We may have promised the children of Massachusetts that they can arrive at a bright tomorrow full of opportunity, but we have allowed many obstacles ...
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Testimony to expand the Earned Income Tax Credits for low-income households

To the Joint Committee on Revenue December 13, 2021 RE: Testimony in support of An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax ...
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The Fair Share Amendment Helps Small Businesses: Public Investment, S-Corporations, and Million-Dollar Incomes in MA

All businesses in the Commonwealth depend on investment in public programs and infrastructure that ensure a well-educated workforce and reliable, far-reaching transportation networks. These public ...
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Three Progressive Tax Policies to Help Small Businesses in Massachusetts

Our Commonwealth celebrates small businesses as a way for ordinary working people to build wealth and pursue a productive life more independent from the large ...
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Testimony in Opposition to H.1234, “An Act Establishing Portable Benefit Accounts for App-Based Drivers”

October 6, 2021 Chairman Murphy, Chairman Crighton, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Financial Services: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on ...
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Testimony to the Joint Ways and Means Committees on Using Federal ARPA Funds to Follow Other States in Extending EITC Benefits to ITIN Filers

October 1, 2021 Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michlewitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Thank you for the opportunity to testify ...
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Fim da Desvantagem Fiscal Contra o Trabalhador Imigrante

Os imigrantes de Massachusetts sofreram riscos desproporcionais trabalhando na linha de frente durante a pandemia. No entanto, milhares deles e suas famílias que trabalham e ...
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Ending the Tax Penalty Against Working Immigrants

Immigrants in Massachusetts have shouldered an outsized risk as frontline workers during the pandemic. Yet thousands of them and their families who work and pay ...
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结束针对工薪阶层新移民的税收处罚

在疫情期间,马萨诸塞州的新移民作为一线工人承担了巨大的风险。 然而,由于他们没有资格获得社会安全号码,数千名正在工作并纳税的人及其家庭因此而无法获得收入所得税抵免(EITC)的政府支持。 如果麻州政府将改税务优惠EITC扩展到允许使用所得税识别号(ITIN)纳税的人也可以申请,估计将有13200多户的家庭可以从中受益。 该举措对马萨诸塞州政府的预算,总计约为930万美元。
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