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Sep 16, 2021
TRANSPORTATION
MTF issues its latest analysis of MBTA finances. Despite the recent infusion of federal funds and due in part to the unforeseen effects of the pandemic, the report documents the imminent financial cliff that will face the agency in 2023. The intent...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 15, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
This MTF Brief summarizes the key elements of the Governor’s proposal Fiscal background: Massachusetts ended FY 2021 with $34.1 billion in tax revenue - $5 billion higher than the revenue benchmark established in January. $1.1 billion of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Aug 03, 2021
EDUCATION
As we emerge from the pandemic, the need for robust pathways to economic opportunity is urgent. Students and businesses alike are demanding access to the skills needed for success in our dynamic economy. A recent report from the Department of...
EDUCATION
Aug 02, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The attached bulletin lays out the fiscal principles that should govern how approximately $5 billion in Fiscal Recovery Funds are allocated. The ARPA provides an unprecedented level of temporary support for Massachusetts and MTF will continue to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 20, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Please find attached the PowerPoint deck I presented yesterday at the invitation-only hearing hosted by the joint Ways and Means Committee and the House Committee of Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight. As a recognized expert on the American Rescue...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 20, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
On July 16th, Governor Baker signed the FY 2022 budget while making modest changes to the Legislature’s final spending plan. The Governor struck $7.85 million of the $48.1 billion budget, vetoed two sections and returned 25 sections with amendment....
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
th, MTF held a forum effective use of American Rescue Plan funds which included a presentation from Sheanna Gomes, Senior Associate for the State Fiscal Health project at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Her presentation highlights important considerations...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 09, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The House and Senate have enacted a $48.1 billion fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget, about a week after the start of the new fiscal year. The budget now moves to the Governor’s desk, where he has ten days to sign the budget and return vetoes and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 06, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
On behalf of the Massachusetts Business Coalition on Skills (MBCS), we are writing in support of H.666 / S.348 and H.652 / S.357 because they increase access to career/vocational technical education (CVTE) in Massachusetts. The MBCS – a coalition of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jun 28, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The House and Senate, working with the Administration, need to adjust assumed FY 2022 tax collections and determine how that adjustment will impact the budget and the state’s fiscal health.  This bulletin examines likely tax upgrade scenarios...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022