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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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Testimony on H.3809 Before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

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Towards Equity: School Funding Reform in Massachusetts

Massachusetts benefits when all our children receive quality educational experiences in school that allow them to lead successful, fulfilling, and productive lives. Creating an education ...
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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Single Sales Factor Apportionment Formula, How It Works, and What It Costs

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What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in 2019?

Every month, the MassHealth program (Massachusetts' Medicaid program) provides health insurance for more than 1.8 million residents of the Commonwealth: children in low-income households; low-wage ...
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Senate final budget makes some progress with limited new revenues for FY 2020

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Testimony before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development on S.1066/H.1610, “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement”

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House final budget proposes modest investments, no significant new revenue for FY 2020

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It’s About Time: Modernizing the Massachusetts Overtime Law Would Help 435,000 Salaried Workers

Everyone deserves fair pay for the hours they work, and the freedom to have a personal life away from the job. That's why we have ...
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Testimony Before Joint Committee on Higher Education on S.744/H.1221, “An Act to Guarantee Debt-Free Public Higher Education”

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Incidence of State and Local Taxes in Massachusetts and Effects of the Fair Share Amendment

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Need to Invest in Education and Transportation

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Testimony on Fair Workweek Legislation Before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

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Income Tax Cuts Cost Massachusetts Over $4 Billion Annually, and Benefits Mostly Go to Highest Incomes

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A Promise of Equity: Designing a Debt-Free Higher Education Program That Works for Everyone

As Massachusetts considers several proposals to make college tuition-and-fee-free or debt-free, this paper looks at how different design elements of such a guarantee could affect ...
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Why Highest Incomes in Massachusetts Receive Most Tax Benefits from Charitable Deduction

Even considering how higher-income households have more money to give away, the tax benefits of charitable tax deductions are heavily skewed toward the top.
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