August 20, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021

New $400 unemployment plan called ‘highly problematic’ for Massachusetts amid coronavirus crisis

The Bay State has the highest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Rick Sobey ,

The Boston Herald


As Bay State officials stare at a $6 billion structural deficit amid plummeting tax revenue, adding this program would be quite difficult, said Eileen McAnneny of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “The state would be hard-pressed to find that money,” she said, noting the numerous competing needs during the coronavirus crisis.