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Sep 16, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
With ridership still far below pre-pandemic levels, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority faces a calamitous revenue shortfall in years to come that would force fare hikes or service cuts and would make it impossible for the agency to enact...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 16, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation published a new report on Thursday describing the financial future of the state’s largest public transit agency as “unequivocal and unsettling.” Despite the infusion of $2 billion in federal stimulus funds...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
“The low exemption has made it essentially a middle-class tax burden if you own real estate in the Commonwealth,” notes Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Aug 19, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundations President Eileen McAnneny said employers would love to see their full UI debt from the pandemic canceled, but surmised that "might not be realistic given competing needs. "This obviously doesn't address the whole...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Aug 05, 2021
ECONOMY
Another study from The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation supports that argument. It found that if Massachusetts could close the economic divide, the state's gross domestic produce would increase by $25 billion over five years. "Just to put that in...
ECONOMY
Aug 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
In late June, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation published a seven-page analysis that projected the state could wind up with a discretionary surplus from fiscal 2021 of between $1.13 billion and $1.48 billion after accounting for an automatic...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Jul 22, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, is urging lawmakers to consider doing the same. “Right now the burden of replenishing the fund falls solely on businesses when the cost really should be born more broadly,” she...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 20, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Experts who testified suggested there may be room for both approaches. Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, suggested, similar to Baker, that lawmakers use some money now to ramp up existing programs and jumpstart the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 20, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the state needs to spend some relief funds to maintain its economic recovery but it should also squirrel away money for "unforeseen circumstances." ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 20, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
"We have until 2026 to actually spend it and we should take the time necessary to develop a forward-looking, comprehensive plan that considers other resources available and how best to leverage them for the maximum impact,” Eileen McAnneny of the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022