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Sep 25, 2023
ECONOMY
A new report paints a sobering picture of what the shift to remote and hybrid work could do to the city’s economy in the months and years ahead, given the reduction in foot traffic and spending seen in the downtown since the pandemic. “Urban...
ECONOMY
Sep 15, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“Massachusetts hasn’t really done tax relief in 20 years,” said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which this week released its latest report that insists the “package is paid for, affordable, and overdue.” “You...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Sep 13, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
A new report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation points to huge post-pandemic jumps in state revenue before urging the Legislature to use the time left in the year to finally get their act together on tax cuts. According to the MTF, the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Sep 07, 2023
“It’s something we have to do if we want to get what we can from these resources,” said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which is urging lawmakers to, among other things, use one-time resources that aren’t currently...
Sep 07, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report estimates that Massachusetts could maximize how many federal dollars are sent to the Bay State through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Creating Helpful...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 06, 2023
BOSTON, MA (SEPTEMBER 6, 2023) – Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) today announced the launch of its new Policy Start Fellowship, created to expand the pipeline of graduates from underrepresented communities with opportunities in the public...
Aug 22, 2023
EDUCATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimates this change will help around 350 students every year. ...
EDUCATION
Aug 02, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
A report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation released earlier this year found the MBTA must hire 2,800 workers within the next year to meet its budgeted headcount of 7,600 personnel. That is factoring in 1,000 expected departures from April...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 02, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
Limited staffing means more safety issues, reduced bus service, and increased service interruptions system-wide, as well as stalled progress on fixing speed restrictions, according to reports by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation in April and the...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 02, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
An analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found that the T would need to hire 2,800 workers by the end of the year to ensure safety and progress on the system. MBTA General Manager Phil Eng, who joined the T in April, has said hiring and...
TRANSPORTATION