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Aug 08, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Commonwealth Stabilization Fund, the state’s “rainy day” fund, is a critical component of the Commonwealth’s financial structure. For example, amid the Great Recession in fiscal 2009, budgeted tax revenue plummeted by nearly $2.7 billion compared...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Aug 02, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Governor Charlie Baker signed his fifth General Appropriations Act (GAA) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, giving his approval to $43.6 billion in spending appropriations. While choosing not to exercise his veto authority to reduce spending, the Governor...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Jul 26, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
I write to offer comments on the rule proposal entitled “Fiduciary Conduct Standard for Broker-Dealers, Agents, Investment Advisers and Investment Adviser Representatives”
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 22, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Massachusetts legislators released their compromise plan for the fiscal 2020 budget, authorizing $43.6 billion in spending for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2019. The six-member budget conference committee reconciled the differences between the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Jun 27, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be on track to end fiscal year 2019 with a surplus of approximately $522 million according to a new analysis. MTF outlined a framework for handling any fiscal 2019 surplus, including (1) Add to the state’s “rainy...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jun 21, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
As you know, tax revenue collections through May 2019 exceeded expectations by $952 million. If this strength continues through June, budgeted tax revenue will grow nearly seven percent over the strong fiscal 2018 collections.
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jun 20, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
We are a diverse group of organizations with business constituencies, united by the once-in-a generation opportunity to modernize and decarbonize our transportation system. We are writing to you for two reasons. First, we strongly support the work of...
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 18, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 14, 2019
ECONOMY
In furtherance of this mission, I write today in support of H.3507, the proposal to change state laws related to local zoning to encourage housing development in Massachusetts.
ECONOMY
Jun 10, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation asks lawmakers to consider five questions before casting their votes: 1) Does this income tax surcharge meet the standards of a sound tax policy? 2) Will the estimated $1.9 billion in new tax revenue materialize...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019