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Aug 08, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the state balance sheet is strong enough for Beacon Hill to still carry out its economic development agenda. Year-over-year tax collections grew over 20 percent, and the state...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Aug 06, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Eileen McAnneny, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said she thinks it’s possible. And she questioned whether it made sense to impose what she considers a politically risky tax on millionaires when the cap is simply going to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Aug 05, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
“The surplus is a little bit larger than we initially anticipated, even a couple weeks ago,” said Doug Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog that, as recently as last week,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Jul 29, 2022
ECONOMY
Several budget analysts, including the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the Center for State Policy Analysis at Tufts University, have suggested the state could afford both tax break initiatives. ...
ECONOMY
Jul 28, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Through the middle of June, the final month of fiscal 2022, Massachusetts had collected $39.199 billion in tax revenue for fiscal year 2022, enough that the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated a surplus in the neighborhood of $3.5 billion. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 27, 2022
HEALTH CARE
Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and a commission member, said she became aware through that work of the variation in public health services. “You can compare and contrast Boston, that has a robust...
HEALTH CARE
Jul 26, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
“Recall that back then, when congestion was really crippling the Massachusetts economy — people couldn’t get anywhere, goods couldn’t be delivered, commutes could be hours — people were really at wits end,” she said. “So, I think there is some...
TRANSPORTATION
Jul 20, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Senate leadership’s economic development bill does spend more on environmental infrastructure overall than the House, according to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation analysis, once items such as electric-car chargers are factored in. But Mass...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 11, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog, projected last week that lawmakers will have a surplus of nearly $3.6 billion from the fiscal year that ended last week, an amount it called “historic.” ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 09, 2022
HEALTH CARE
AS THE PRESIDENT of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, I spend a lot of time considering ways to reduce health care costs.  In my opinion, the best way to reduce health care costs is not to incur them at all. A well-functioning public...
HEALTH CARE