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Dec 12, 2021
HEALTH CARE
Now, with a bill delegating how to spend nearly $4 billion in American Rescue Plan Act and state surplus funding sitting on his desk, Baker must put his signature on it quickly. He received the legislation Dec. 3 after it languished for months amid...
HEALTH CARE
Dec 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said the most notable difference between the House and Senate versions of the ARPA spending proposal was the proposed timeline and process for providing premium pay to essential workers. “Like the Senate version...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
According to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation analysis that highlights some of the bill's pressure points, the biggest buckets of money in the bill are for health care ($964 million), housing ($624 million), and $500 million allotments for both...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said the ARPA bill contains 843 earmarks for local projects and organizations, totaling $304.4 million, or 7.6 percent of the bill’s total spending. By contrast, earmarks account for 60 percent of arts funding...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
While the final earmarked total was not immediately available, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation previously counted 415 earmarks added by the Senate worth $122.9 million in new spending, while the House spread $154.4 million in new spending...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Dec 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Legislature took final votes Friday on a $4 billion American Rescue Plan Act spending package (H 4629) that grew beyond the governor's original $2.8 billion proposal he filed in June. Baker had originally separated federal relief funding and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Nov 27, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
After the 2019 ban went into effect, reports of “black market” flavored tobacco sales increased, and consumers left the state to make purchases, according to Kyle Feldman, vice president of National Convenience Distributors. The Massachusetts...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Nov 25, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“You can be for more transportation revenue, which we are, and not support this tax increase,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, which in September warned the MBTA is staring down “fiscal...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Nov 19, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
According to an analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the House bill contains 411 such earmarks, totaling $154.4 million; the Senate version has 415 earmarks, totaling $122.9 million. They include such items as $5 million for the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Nov 18, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
While the bodies agreed on some of the biggest provisions – spending $500 million on premium pay for essential workers and $500 million to reimburse the unemployment insurance trust fund – there were significant differences. According to the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022