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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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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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Where Do Our Budget Numbers Come From?

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Analyzing the Governor’s Budget for FY 2020

The Governor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal provides modest increases in funding for public education, human services, and several other important investments. This new ...
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Five Things to Look for in the FY 2020 Budget

Anyone who has set foot in a public school, driven on a road, or gone to a public park has been touched by the state ...
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14 Options for Raising Progressive Revenue

How to collect enough revenue to pay for the things we accomplish together as a Commonwealth and how to collect that revenue fairly are questions ...
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Impact of the Increase in the Massachusetts Minimum Wage to $12

These infographics show the impacts of the increase in the Massachusetts minimum wage on January 1, 2019, from $11 to $12 per hour.
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Investment in After-School & Summer Learning in Massachusetts: Current Funding & Unmet Need

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How Has the Level of Taxes in Massachusetts Changed Compared to Other States?

   
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MA Taxes on Par with U.S. Average in FY 2016

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A Chilly Reception: Proposed Immigration Rule Creates Chilling Effect for New Immigrants and Current Citizens

The Trump Administration announced on October 10 a proposal that would fundamentally change our country’s approach to immigration. This proposal would change what is known as ...
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Who Pays? Low and Middle Earners in Massachusetts Pay Larger Share of their Incomes in Taxes

Taxes are the main way communities pay for the things we do together. Taxes pay for essential programs and infrastructure we take for granted, like ...
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Massachusetts Poverty Rate Flat, Median Income Growth Slowed in 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released new data from its American Community Survey (ACS), allowing us to see how Massachusetts residents fared economically last year. ...
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Losing Momentum: March towards health insurance for all Massachusetts residents stalls

Having health insurance helps people afford necessary medical care, which helps them live healthier lives. Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in making sure all ...
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Analyzing the State Budget for FY 2019

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Keeping Massachusetts Working for Workers: Policy Gains in 2018 and Possibilities Beyond

For Labor Day 2018, this brief looks at the gains Massachusetts workers made in 2018 -- passing a $15 minimum wage, creating a paid family ...
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