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Jul 25, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is warning that any change to the tax code would be premature, considering the surtax hasn’t been in effect for a full year. “If we want to have a discussion about how to implement the surtax in a way that’s...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Jul 24, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Three years ago, deliberations on the fiscal year 2021 budget stretched into December while state government grappled with pandemic upheaval. But other than that outlier, overdue budget talks until this year had not stretched past July 23 in more...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Jul 22, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
The longer the state goes without a plan in place, the more it impacts the ability to implement new programs or expand existing ones, said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and former senior policy advisor to Senate...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Jul 18, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation think tank, said the escalating credits designed to prime housing development take aim at the lack of affordable housing strangling many Bay Staters. “This has a significant cost...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 17, 2023
HEALTH CARE
Health and human services’ current structure does have advantages, said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a nonprofit budget watchdog. The marginalized communities the office is most likely to serve tend to need...
HEALTH CARE
Jul 07, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“House and Senate conferees have the opportunity to negotiate a compromise tax relief bill that adheres to these principles, includes all of the proposals put forward by both branches, and remains within the $600 million set aside for FY 2024,” MTF...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 05, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“We think you can have an inclusionary tax relief proposal and still stay within that $600 million envelope for fiscal 2024,” said Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, previewing the theme of a report the group is...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jun 26, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation released a study in April that said the agency must hire 2,800 workers in the next 12 months for the system to be fully operational. According to a Federal Transit Administration report last summer, inspectors’...
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 17, 2023
ECONOMY
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report said U.S. Census Bureau data shows Suffolk and Middlesex County residents left at the highest rates. And 2021 tax returns for 2020 showed residents aged 26 to 35 were the largest group leaving, according...
ECONOMY
Jun 16, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“The scope of the House bill is more responsive to the cost of competitive challenges,” Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, told the Herald. “We’re still going to crunch the numbers, but the hope would be that the final...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes