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Apr 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
In written testimony, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation asks legislative leaders to postpone a second and final vote on the proposed amendment, which seeks a 4% surtax on the portion of an individual's annual income above $1 million. Eileen...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Apr 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said its analysis of the budget found nearly 1,000 amendments that would increase the plan's cost by more than $1 billion. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 25, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
If all the amendments were accepted, they could boost spending by another $1.04 billion, according to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation analysis. “It is likely that the final House budget will increase spending by a further $60-$80 million,”...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 23, 2021
ECONOMY
Doug Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said he thinks the state is right to take a careful approach with its federal aid and that it’s important legislators consider how the American Rescue Plan’s additional...
ECONOMY
Apr 08, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
In flagging the MassHealth issue of next week’s House budget rollout, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation pegged the fiscal 2022 MassHealth gross spending increase at about $1.45 billion over what the governor included in his initial budget...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 07, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, in a report outlining issues to watch in the House budget, classified it as "highly unlikely" that the House Ways and Means proposal would adjust the underlying revenue estimate.  "An upgrade to FY...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 06, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
With the House Committee on Ways and Means poised to release its budget next week, MTF says the “resource and spending implications for the FY 2022 budget … will need to be accounted for by both the House and Senate budgets.” The House budget ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 15, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
"For counties that are not units of local government, these awards will be distributed to the municipalities in the county based on population," the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation wrote in its initial summary of the relief package. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 08, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has been warning for some time that funds for capital spending at the T are going to start falling off a cliff in fiscal 2025. The T didn’t dispute the foundation’s numbers, but also didn’t produce its own...
TRANSPORTATION
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