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Important Steps Forward: The Fiscal Year 2023 House Budget

The House Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget reflects many of the challenges the state faces moving out of the most acute phases of the COVID-19 ...
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Earth Day is a Time to Consider Better Responses to High Gas Prices: Free Public Transit and Other Ideas

Higher gas prices are causing anxiety for many and are eating away at the meager incomes of low- and moderate-income families. Politicians are promoting a ...
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Following a Separate Path: House Ways and Means FY2023 Budget Proposal

Compared to the Governor’s budget proposal earlier this year, the HWM budget is an example of what is possible when policymakers choose to focus on ...
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Housing Funding: ARPA in Massachusetts

The fight for using ARPA dollars for housing is not over! Dollars from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund – the most flexible pot of ...
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“Millionaire Tax” Would Make Massachusetts Tax System Fairer

Currently, the Massachusetts tax system is upside down: the highest income households pay a significantly smaller share of their income toward state and local taxes ...
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A Millionaire Tax is Necessary to Advance Critical Education Investments in Massachusetts

Federal pandemic relief has helped avert education cuts and added significant funds to expand services during the pandemic. But it is insufficient and too short-term ...
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The Three E’s: Greater Transportation Funding Can Improve the Economy, Equity, and Environment

New sustaining revenue is needed for Massachusetts' transportation systems, and no source of new funding is better scaled to meet the size of underinvestment than ...
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Health Care in the ARPA Bill: Selected Highlights from Chapter 102 of the Acts of 2021

This report, done in partnership with the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, summarizes key health care funding allocations in this state legislation, which ...
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MassBudget in Partnership: Housing Justice Beyond the Emergency

MassBudget analyst La-Brina Almeida co-authored a groundbreaking report, “Housing Justice Beyond the Emergency: An Analysis of Racial Inequity in Eviction Filings Across Massachusetts,” in collaboration ...
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FAQ: Fair Share Amendment Edition

Looking for more detailed information on the Fair Share Amendment being discussed here in the Commonwealth? Check out our guide to some common questions about ...
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