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Jan 24, 2018
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Governor Baker has proposed a $45.9 billion budget for fiscal year (FY) 2019. This bulletin provides an overview of notable spending, revenue and policy proposals included in the document.
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jan 23, 2018
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
At the Foundation, we are looking at the TCJA through two primary lenses: the likely impact of the federal changes on state revenues; and the impacts on subgroups of taxpayers in Massachusetts– both individuals and corporations – that may warrant...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jan 12, 2018
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Today, the Secretary for Administration and Finance and the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means announced a consensus tax revenue figure of $27.594 billion for FY 2019. As part of the agreement, the FY 2018 tax estimate has been upgraded by...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jan 08, 2018
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget process is officially underway, commencing last month with the annual Consensus Revenue Hearing. The testimony provided at the hearing touched on a number of issues – including slow revenue growth, insufficient...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jan 01, 2018
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Dec 15, 2017
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2018
Heading toward the halfway mark in fiscal year (FY) 2018, the state’s short-term fiscal outlook remains unclear. At this point in the fiscal year, the state budget appears to be in balance, with known spending needs largely offset by stronger than...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2018
Dec 10, 2017
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Plaintiffs bring this lawsuit to exclude from the 2018 ballot an initiative petition that threatens to undermine our representative system of government and our separation of powers, and the long-standing consensus that the Legislature must maintain...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Dec 06, 2017
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Forecasting state tax revenues 18 months into the future is always risky as unforeseen events often undermine predictions as the past three years have demonstrated. However, predicting revenues in FY 2019 is more daunting than usual because there are...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Nov 16, 2017
HEALTH CARE
Legislators are contemplating legislation designed to reduce cost in the state’s MassHealth program and in the health care industry more generally. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation believes that meaningful legislation in this area is vital to...
HEALTH CARE
Nov 13, 2017
We write today as a coalition of business groups and professional organizations to voice our concern over M.G.L. c. 149 s. 148B as it relates to the classification of independent contractors and respectfully request your support of Senate Bill 1043,...