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Feb 27, 2021
ECONOMY
“There’s absolutely a concern,” says Eileen McAnneny, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which published a recent report on the impact of telework on Massachusetts. “People have more choices than they did before the pandemic.” ...
ECONOMY
Feb 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Doug Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the magnitude of the numbers show the incredible power of the federal government, and how its ability to deploy resources dwarfs what the state can do. “The...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Feb 15, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“Given current budgetary pressures, economic uncertainty, and our current reliance on federal funds to balance the budget, it would be a challenging time for the state to assume these costs,” said Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation president Eileen...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Feb 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“What you may be seeing in a lot of these municipalities is a reassessment of how they want to use some of this stuff in light of the fact that they have another year to spend it,” said Doug Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Feb 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Baker’s budget includes a $100 million increase in Health Safety Net Hospital Assessments ($75 million of it due this fiscal year). The money would not be directed into the program that reimburses...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Feb 02, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Doug Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, who previously advised Senate President Karen Spilka on health care policy, said he expects that outside groups this time will look seriously at Baker’s proposal. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jan 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“The overarching theme of the budget is, there are a lot of moving parts. So stay tuned,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed budget watchdog. “All the revenue is up in the air at this point.” ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jan 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“Replacing that revenue is among the biggest challenge budget writers face in balancing the FY2022 budget,” Mass. Taxpayers Foundation said as it also flagged that Baker is using $64 million in one-time revenues from further delaying a charitable...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jan 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said there are still “many moving pieces” in a budget landscape likely to change significantly before July 1. “When we think about the main sources of revenue — tax revenues,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 20, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
MTF President Eileen McAnneny said the bullish projections were predicated on sales taxes jumping 7.1%, or $484 million, and withholding income tax climbing nearly 4%, or $522 million. Gas and room occupancy taxes could also rebound significantly,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022