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32% of Children Live in Cost-Burdened Households: MassBudget Urges Lawmakers to Focus on Affordability

Massachusetts ranks second in child well-being nationally, according to the 2024 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. However, high housing costs relative to family income continue to ...
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Job Opening – Director, Delivering on Equity Collective

We are seeking a Director for the Delivering on Equity Collective (DOE). The Collective is anchored by the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center (MassBudget), Massachusetts ...
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What is the Actual State Cost of MassHealth in State Fiscal Year 2025?

This brief looks beyond the budget totals to help stakeholders better understand the actual state cost of MassHealth by accounting for the state and federal ...
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With Fair Share Dollars, Senate Ways and Means Proposes Bold Improvements, Though Problems with Student Opportunity Act Remain

On May 7th, the Senate Ways and Means (SWM) Committee released its proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2025. Like last month’s House budget proposal, ...
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Despite Revenue Challenges, Fiscal Year 2025 House Budget Proposal Strives to Meet Current Needs

The House finalized its Fiscal Year 2025 (FY 2025) state budget proposal on Friday, April 26, adding about $100 million in spending over the HWM ...
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Presentation: A $20 Minimum Wage – Lessons Learned and Anticipated Impact

On April 23, 2024, Interim President Phineas Baxandall gave a legislative briefing examining the potential impacts of increasing the state minimum wage to $20 per ...
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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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Presentation: Ending the Tax Penalty Against Working Immigrants

On March 14, 2024, Interim President Phineas Baxandall joined the Black and Latino Caucus and the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition at the Statehouse for ...
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