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MassBudget’s Look at the Fiscal Year 2025 House Ways and Means Budget Proposal

The House Ways and Means (HWM) Committee released its proposed budget for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The proposal reflects both an increase in anticipated ...
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Presentation: K-12 Funding Update for the Legislative Gateway Caucus

On March 27, 2024, Deputy Policy Director Colin Jones presented to the Legislative Gateway Caucus. He provided a briefing on K-12 funding and policy, including ...
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How Do Business Taxes in MA Compare to Other States?

MassBudget analyzed a recent data report by The Council on State Taxation (COST) - a Washington DC based trade association representing over 500 multistate and ...
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“The ARPA Bill”: Highlights from Chapter 102 of the Acts of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created both a health and economic emergencies in Massachusetts. To help address these crises, the bill just signed by the Governor—referred ...
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Testimony to end tax subsidies for purchasing private jets and other aircraft

To the Joint Committee on Revenue December 14, 2021 RE: Testimony in support of An Act Relevant to the Repeal of the Sales Tax Exemption ...
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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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New Federal Spending Makes It Crucial to Add State Funds for Education and Transportation

The federal and state governments act as partners to ensure high-quality education and transportation. In response to the COVID pandemic, the federal government has made ...
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With “Millionaire Tax,” Massachusetts’ Top Tax Rate Would Compare Well to Top Rates in Other States

Why do we need new tax revenue in Massachusetts? In order to build an economically and racially just Commonwealth, it is necessary for our state ...
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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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The American Rescue Plan Act and Federal Relief Funds for K-12 Schools in Massachusetts

K-12 Schools During the COVID Crisis Each day, Massachusetts schools continue to persevere through the challenges of the COVID pandemic to teach our young people. ...
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What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in State Fiscal Year 2022?

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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 Invest in Public Higher Education

October 1, 2021 Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michelwitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Thank you for the opportunity to testify ...
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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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The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Explained

Public Higher Education and COVID-19 With the correct supports in place, public higher education has the power to open up countless opportunities for low-income students ...
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Statement on the Expired CDC Eviction Moratorium

Photo via Getty Images   Friend, Nobody deserves to wonder if one Supreme Court decision is the difference between keeping their family safely housed or ...
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Federal Relief and Recovery Funding and Massachusetts’ Transportation Future

Unprecedented Needs and Opportunity Families and businesses rely on transportation systems like roads, sidewalks, buses, and trains for almost everything we do. These are the ...
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