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Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
One of the panelists, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, projected that tax collections in fiscal 2021 will drop by $4.4 billion, or 14.1 percent below the benchmark that top budget officials agreed to back in January. The report from the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Tax revenue gains that lawmakers had hoped to use on education and transportation this year have been decimated as the economy has ground to a halt because of COVID-19. Revenues are now projected to fall by $4.4 billion — or 14.1 percent — below the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Tax collections that lawmakers had hoped would propel big investments in education and transportation this year are now projected to fall by $4.4 billion, or 14.1 percent below the benchmark that top budget officials agreed to back in January,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny said unemployment in the second quarter of 2020 could push toward 18 percent, with 570,000 jobs lost and a $4.4 billion, or 14.1%, decline in projected revenue for the next fiscal year....
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny said the state could see a decline of billions of dollars in revenue and massive layoffs as high as 570,000 that could push the unemployment rate to nearly 18%. https://apnews.com...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
MTF revised its FY 2021 tax revenue forecast and presented its findings at the April 14 Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Commonwealth's Fiscal Health and Economy, hosted by the Senate and House Chairs of Ways & Means...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 02, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
“Simply stated, COVID-19 is a Cat 5 hurricane hitting global economies simultaneously,” MTF wrote in its analysis. “The initial impacts are staggering -- to people and families, first responders, health care professionals, employers and employees,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
Apr 01, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated the revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year will be between $300 million and $500 million, while the Center for State Policy Analysis pegged it at between $500 million and $750 million. Both...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Mar 31, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE
Massachusetts is facing scrutiny on two fronts as public markets collapse and pressure on government pensions for its nearly 300,000 public employees and retirees and budgets rise. The commonwealth’s credit rating could take the real hit in all of...
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Mar 30, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
"The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency that is causing a public finance emergency in Massachusetts,"said a new analysis of the state's fiscal outlook by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation published Monday. The analysis found that $3...
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