By Michael Norton, State House News Service / WCVB
"I think the UK's withdrawal from the European Union is sending shockwaves throughout the Massachusetts economy in ways that we can't even begin to realize," Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president Eileen McAnneny told the News Service Friday afternoon. "There are profound impacts on the budget.
“The UK’s withdrawal from the EU may send shock waves through the Massachusetts economy in numerous ways that we can’t fully anticipate, with potentially profound effects on the Massachusetts budget, a scenario for which we are ill-prepared,” said Eileen McAnneny, who leads the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
McAnney began by explaining the process that the state goes through to identify the amount of money available to spend. She explains, “they begin the budget process with a consensus revenue hearing; and really the purpose is to figure out the dollar amount that the state has to spend. They do that in January and so a lot has changed in those six months.