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Sep 28, 2022
ECONOMY
“People are moving in droves to lower cost jurisdictions,” Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a fiscal watchdog group, told WBUR. “We may have to more proactively recruit and retain talent than we’ve had to in the...
ECONOMY
Sep 07, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
“By forgiving these expenses, I think fewer people will qualify for the tuition deduction,” Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, told the Herald. “In some way, we might see a slight bump in income tax collections...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Aug 24, 2022
ECONOMY
IT IS A WELL-ESTABLISHED fact that Massachusetts sits at the top of many lists which rank how we compare to other states – on healthcare, on education, on the economy (not to mention our sports teams). And by many of these measures, we have...
ECONOMY
Aug 20, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
According to a new report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), the transit agency needs to focus on improving infrastructure, financial plans, and internal organization. “The MBTA is in a full-blown crisis. Failure to fix it has...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 18, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
A cavalcade of missteps, hazards and failures at the MBTA have prompted some public figures to call for the transit agency to be absorbed into another department or placed under federal control, but those actions would not address the deep-seated...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 18, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA is in a “full-blown crisis,” asserts the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation in a new report, and it’s one that won’t be solved by a federal receivership or dissolution of the agency. Those suggestions may attract a lot of attention, the...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 17, 2022
ECONOMY
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said in a report that 750,000 people have left the state over the past three decades, and it’s only gotten worse during the pandemic. One of the main reasons? The high costs of everything from child care to...
ECONOMY
Aug 12, 2022
ECONOMY
According to census data, more than 46,000 people emigrated out of Massachusetts between 2020 and 2021, the fourth largest exodus in the country behind New York, California, and Illinois. A new report warns this is one of several concerning trends...
ECONOMY
Aug 12, 2022
ECONOMY
The bottom line: High costs pose a much bigger threat to Massachusetts now than they did before COVID-19 changed the way companies and their employees think about remote work. The Taxpayers Foundation report cites particular concerns with an...
ECONOMY
Aug 12, 2022
ECONOMY
THE MASSACHUSETTS Taxpayers Foundation released a dire warning Friday that the state’s competitive economic edge is being jeopardized by the high cost of living and working in Massachusetts. The core of the argument is not new, but the 44-page...
ECONOMY