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Sep 30, 2021
EDUCATION
Now is the time for the education establishment to embrace the greater foundational change that is needed to deliver for students, even if it makes adults in the system uncomfortable. Despite their long-held view that money alone will fix the...
EDUCATION
Sep 30, 2021
HEALTH CARE
A 2018 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated the cost of lost productivity in the state due to people unable to work, foregone income due to fatalities, absenteeism and "presenteeism," and excess health care costs at nearly $10...
HEALTH CARE
Sep 30, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
Tuesday's derailment is the latest in a series of problems on the T, from an escalator malfunction this weekend to a collision in July to another derailment in March that caused all new Orange and Red line train cars to be pulled from service....
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
A report from the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found that the MBTA will be as much as $400 million short on its operating budget by mid-2023 and $13 billion short on its plans for maintenance and modernization over the next...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA is sliding deeper into a fiscal hole, according to new watchdog report, which calls on lawmakers to bail out the troubled transit agency. The report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the T faces an “imminent fiscal cliff” and...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 17, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
A Boston-based think-tank says the MBTA is in dire straits. “The MBTA’s finances are kind of in a calamitous state right now,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which just came out with a report on the...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 16, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
With ridership still far below pre-pandemic levels, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority faces a calamitous revenue shortfall in years to come that would force fare hikes or service cuts and would make it impossible for the agency to enact...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 16, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation published a new report on Thursday describing the financial future of the state’s largest public transit agency as “unequivocal and unsettling.” Despite the infusion of $2 billion in federal stimulus funds...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“The low exemption has made it essentially a middle-class tax burden if you own real estate in the Commonwealth,” notes Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Aug 19, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundations President Eileen McAnneny said employers would love to see their full UI debt from the pandemic canceled, but surmised that "might not be realistic given competing needs. "This obviously doesn't address the whole...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021