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Mar 01, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Doug Howgate, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said cutting taxes, boosting spending, and socking money away is an amazing trifecta that doesn’t come around very often and makes crafting a budget a lot easier. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2024
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Doug Howgate, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, noted that paring the short-term capital gains tax will still help address some of the impact from the millionaires tax. “Nothing we’re talking about in the tax...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said Healey’s tax relief plan would make Massachuetts “less of an outlier” on taxes and help “retain and grow its population, jobs and investment.” “Significant tax relief is not...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“We need to address the trends that are pricing out low- and middle-income residents, and stop incentivizing higher earning residents and businesses to leave,” Doug Howgate, the President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said in a statement....
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“Significant tax relief is not only affordable, it is critical. The Healey-Driscoll Administration’s package would ease the cost crunch that’s making it tough for Massachusetts to attract and retain families, seniors, and employers,” said...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said Healey’s plan noticeably fell short of the foundation’s own $1.3 billion tax relief vision. But the foundation remarked Healey’s proposal is significant and described the package as “a strong...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“It’s a big step in the right direction,” said Doug Howgate, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, in an interview. “It shows she’s pragmatic and she wants to solve problems.” ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 27, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Doug Howgate, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, praised the underpinnings of Healey’s tax relief package to “retain families, seniors and employers.” “The proposal laid out today would help make Massachusetts less of an outlier...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 26, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
But tax reform can’t fall by the wayside again. Massachusetts is indeed a wonderful place to live — for those can afford it. So expanding the existing child and dependent care tax credit would, according to the Taxpayers Foundation, benefit more than...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 21, 2023
EDUCATION
The scarcity of child care facilities and qualified workers to staff them is costing Massachusetts families $1.7 billion a year in lost wages due to missing work or reduced work hours, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
EDUCATION