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Jul 09, 2022
HEALTH CARE
AS THE PRESIDENT of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, I spend a lot of time considering ways to reduce health care costs.  In my opinion, the best way to reduce health care costs is not to incur them at all. A well-functioning public...
HEALTH CARE
Jul 08, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation projected last week that the Legislature will have a $3.6 billion budget surplus available once final accounting is complete for fiscal year 2022, which ended June 30. The state Department of Revenue has not yet...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 07, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Department of Revenue is still counting, but the budget watchers at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation expect that the Legislature will have a surplus of $3.6 billion when the final accounting of the fiscal year that ended last week is...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 06, 2022
EDUCATION
The average cost of child care is more than $20,000 a year in Massachusetts, the most expensive state in the nation, only behind Washington, D.C., and well above the national average of $15,888, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts...
EDUCATION
Jun 14, 2022
ECONOMY
In a mobile business world, where smart workers can now do their jobs remotely from anywhere, will some choose to relocate to a place where the living is easier and the housing more affordable? That, said Eileen McAnneny, the president of the...
ECONOMY
Jun 13, 2022
ECONOMY
But as Ashley White, a researcher for the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said, "It struggles even to serve all of those families." White pointed to February data showing more than 16,000 income-eligible children on waitlists for care in...
ECONOMY
Jun 09, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
Last year, the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation warned of the T’s revenue shortfall in years to come. MTF’s Vice President for Policy and Research Andrew Bagley, who authored the report on T finances, said the T either has to find...
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 07, 2022
ECONOMY
“It won’t be the last headline that we read in that regard,” Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny said after the host of a forum on the state budget read a breaking news alert about the company’s plans. Companies are “much...
ECONOMY
Jun 02, 2022
ECONOMY
But erasing the gap is worth it for all of us. By one estimate, the racial wealth gap has cost the American economy $16 trillion over the last 20 years. Closer to home, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated that closing racial wealth gaps...
ECONOMY
May 25, 2022
Last week, the head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation announced she will be moving on at the end of the year. For the past seven years, Eileen McAnneny has been the executive director and the public face of the fiscal watchdog organization,...