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Jul 31, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
“The question is: Is it enough money for what? To deliver a 21st century transportation system, perhaps not,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “Does it fund the capital investment plan and put us on the way?...
TRANSPORTATION
Jul 10, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
There should be no doubt that late budgets cause problems, though not the problems cited by Moody’s. For example, Moody’s worried that local governments would not receive monthly payments. The Commonwealth’s interim budget legislation is brief (less...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
Jun 23, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
BOSTON (CBS) – Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller this week on Keller @ Large to discuss the state of tax issues in the state. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
Jun 22, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
Casino revenue is “not a panacea,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a fiscal watchdog group. “Nor will it solve the Commonwealth’s long-term fiscal challenges by any stretch,” though it could help fund new or...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget
Jun 15, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The MTF statement cited doubts over whether the estimated $2 billion in tax revenue would go towards the proposed transportation and education, or would even materialize at all. ″[T]he power to appropriate revenue in the state budget rests solely...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jun 13, 2019
EDUCATION
The letter, circulated by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and signed by groups including Associated Industries of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, said employers are...
EDUCATION
Jun 10, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation echoed the message from Anderson in an analysis released Monday where the group concluded that the millionaires tax was not "sound tax policy."The foundation also said the estimated $1.9 million in new tax...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
May 24, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-funded public policy organization, has been vocal in its opposition and views the tax as a “far-reaching and unguided experiment that risks the state’s economic well-being.” The MTF statement...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
May 20, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
But within the last decade, new construction and rising property values have helped boost local revenue, offsetting a declining share of state aid provided to municipalities, which fell to 19 percent of municipal revenue in fiscal 2018 compared to 28...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
May 07, 2019
HEALTH CARE
State Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, who chaired the Special Commission on Local and Regional Health, which produced the report, visited Beacon Hill on Tuesday to release a summary of the report and the commission’s recommendations. She...
HEALTH CARE