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Jun 28, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said she wasn’t surprised that the Supreme Court decided to stay out of the case, especially since the Baker administration eventually set an end date for the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Jun 28, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
But this year the Bay State is expected to end the fiscal year with a tax revenue surplus of more than $3 million. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a fiscal watchdog group, says the state has so far collected $3.95 billion more than it...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jun 23, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Eileen McAnneny, the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, wasn’t enthusiastic about the governor’s two-month sales tax holiday. She thought the money could be better spent on job training or replenishing the unemployment insurance...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jun 18, 2021
ECONOMY
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a highly respected and nonpartisan think tank, released a report last month showing racial disparities in every facet of life. By many measures, these disparities are greater in Massachusetts than they are...
ECONOMY
Jun 15, 2021
ECONOMY
Tackling the racial wealth gap is a top priority for the Black Economic Council, which is located in one of the most inequitable cities in the country. According to a 2021 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the median net worth of...
ECONOMY
Jun 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“This isn’t about crisis management today, but about that longer term,” said Douglas Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, in an interview. “So it’s appropriate that [federal funds go] through the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jun 08, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
The legislature meeting in Constitutional Convention is expected to send that question onto the November 2022 ballot with a vote on Wednesday. But critics of the measure are poised for pushback. “It could be an impediment to investment, to innovation...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Jun 08, 2021
ECONOMY
Long before the pandemic, Black businesses, organizations, and people in MA faced barriers in receiving equitable access to resources and economic opportunities. A May report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found closing the wealth gap in...
ECONOMY
Jun 08, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Gas Tax
“Although the pandemic and addressing the public health and economic fallout from it has to be our top priority, we cannot lose sight of Massachusetts’ long-term transportation and environmental goals,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of MTF. “TCI is...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Gas Tax
Jun 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Putting the $2.1 billion over-benchmark number for May in context, Doug Howgate of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said tax collections in Massachusetts have never exceeded benchmarks for any full fiscal year going back to at least fiscal 2006...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021