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Nov 04, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The spending would be paid for with a combination of $2.5 billion in ARPA funds and up to $1.45 billion of surplus tax revenue. Spending proposed in the bill falls short of these caps by $282 million — cash a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report...
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Nov 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The minutiae of the proposals will also need reconciliation. The House, for example, added $173 million to its original $3.65 billion, the bulk of which — $154 million — was intended to backstop hundreds of proposed earmarks. The largest, according...
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Oct 30, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
During some six weeks of public hearings, legislators received requests totaling about $30 billion, according to Representative Dan Hunt, who chaired some of those hearings. In the 24 hours House members were given to file amendments to the House...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Oct 29, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
State representatives then proposed 1,128 amendments seeking another $5.8 billion, according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Oct 28, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Baker split his proposal to use $2.9 billion of state government’s ARPA funds and its surplus tax revenue into separate bills. In an analysis published Monday afternoon, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said the House Ways and Means Committee’s...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Oct 27, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
But those lingering concerns, or the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation’s warning about the T facing a “fiscal calamity,” may have been on the mind of Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler, who said in his opening remarks that the new board begins...
TRANSPORTATION
Oct 27, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
Keeping the transit system funded is another top concern among advocates. The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation recently reported that the MBTA’s operating and capital shortfalls coming in fiscal year 2024 will require $1.25 billion in new funding...
TRANSPORTATION
Oct 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Baker split his proposal to use $2.9 billion of state government’s ARPA funds and its surplus tax revenue into separate bills. In an analysis published Monday afternoon, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said the House Ways and Means Committee’s...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Oct 21, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation reported recently that the MBTA could face a deficit as high as $400 million in its yearly budget that begins in 2023 and a $13 billion shortfall for core infrastructure improvements it plans to make over the...
TRANSPORTATION
Oct 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Chakrabarti and Stacy were brought together by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation for a discussion about an equitable economic recovery as part of the think tank’s forum series focused on ARPA. MTF in May published a report titled Closing the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022