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Mar 01, 2000
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
MTF unveils a plan to cut the income tax rate to 5 percent in gradual steps tied to growth in the state's economy, an alternative to the Governor's ballot proposal to reduce the rate over three years. The Foundation also announced its opposition to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
Mar 01, 2000
TRANSPORTATION
MTF recommends that the state raise at least $2.5 billion in additional funding to support the Central Artery project's cost overruns while also ensuring a balanced statewide transportation program.
TRANSPORTATION
Jan 01, 2000
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
In its annual analysis of state spending, MTF reports that soaring expectations are creating a demand for a combination of major spending increases and large tax cuts that cannot be sustained in the long term. The report recognizes the Legislature...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Jun 01, 1999
TRANSPORTATION
This report was part of a broad effort by MTF that contributed to the enactment of landmark legislation in 1999 overhauling the finances of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. In the report, MTF calls for urgent legislative action on MBTA...
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 01, 1999
ECONOMY
This major study concludes that Massachusetts is divided into two distinct economies: a high-tech, knowledge-driven economy in the east that fueled the state's strong economic performance in the 1990s and an economy highly dependent on a strong...
ECONOMY
Jan 01, 1999
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
This in-depth analysis of the Commonwealth's capital finances finds that the growing pressure on the capital budget has reached a crisis stage. The report warns that unless Massachusetts takes a series of steps to direct more of the state's resources...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
Nov 01, 1998
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Despite the state's progress in reducing the overall burden of property taxes in the years since Proposition 2½ was adopted, Massachusetts businesses continue to pay a disproportionate share of the local property tax bill, according to this in-depth...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Oct 01, 1997
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
This study, one of a series comparing the Commonwealth's taxes and business costs with other states, finds that Massachusetts ranks higher than the national average for personal income and corporate income taxes, and lower than average for sales and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Nov 01, 1995
ECONOMY
This report on the state's procurement rules and regulations for design services cites sharp differences between private sector and public sector practices in building construction and design. The study concludes that architectural and engineering...
ECONOMY
Aug 01, 1995
ECONOMY
This report, which launched a major effort by MTF to highlight the competitive cost disadvantage faced by Massachusetts businesses, has helped spearhead a number of positive reforms to reduce business costs and taxes in the Commonwealth. The survey...
ECONOMY