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Feb 23, 2024
Last spring, just before graduating from the Master of Public Health program at the School of Public Health, Leedya Senbetta was selected by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) to be their inaugural Policy Start Fellow.Developed in...
Jan 04, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Doug Howgate, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the numbers suggest to him that it’s time for Gov. Maura Healey to revise downward the tax revenue forecast for this year by about $1 billion and begin to pare back spending...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Jan 03, 2024
TRANSPORTATION
It’s bad news no matter how you spin it. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, in a brief published in late December, called the situation “a sobering statement of how long and challenging the path to a well-functioning system is.”The MBTA says it...
TRANSPORTATION
Dec 27, 2023
ECONOMY
Three of the most-read stories from CommonWealth ... related to transportation, and the top story, about a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation study, focused on transportation and the fallout from COVID and remote work on the downtown Boston office...
ECONOMY
Dec 24, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
Massachusetts faces a huge question mark about how to fund the future of transportation in the commonwealth. And we need a plan.A new report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation described the challenge as “near insurmountable” given the...
TRANSPORTATION
Dec 20, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
“Given that the MBTA lacks sufficient resources to even manage the previous $10 billion SGR Index, let alone the projects in the unconstrained 10-year spending framework, an additional $2 billion in capital needs puts the capital gap at near...
TRANSPORTATION
Dec 10, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Analysts with the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation believe the hiring spree in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will slow, as will wage and salary growth, contributing to the sluggish withholding tax revenues.MTF and several other economic experts...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Dec 05, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
State revenues including surtax collections need to increase 5.7 percent over the fiscal 2023 total to hit the fiscal 2024 benchmark, according to Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Five months in, the growth so far...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Dec 04, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
That’s actually a conservative number. According to revenue forecasts prepared by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, when excluding the surtax takings, the state will end the fiscal year close to $880 million shy of its own revenue...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Nov 11, 2023
ECONOMY
Already, for seven of the past nine years, Massachusetts has trailed the U.S. in private sector job growth, according to a 2022 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Reasons include not only the cost of housing, which the Healey...
ECONOMY