May 19, 2015

MTF Comments on the Foundation Budget Review Commission

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Foundation Budget Review Commission’s proposals on health care and special education costs. There is clear agreement that the growth in health care costs since 1993 rapidly outpaced the growth in inflation and, as a result, health care costs are cannibalizing funding for other critical educational needs. However, acknowledging the problems of health care cost growth in the past should not lead to acceptance of similar growth in the future.