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May 18, 2022
For those of you have been attending MTF Annual Meetings during my tenure, you know that I like to frame my remarks around a theme. I thought it would be fun to drive home key points using song titles, so here goes. This year, the theme is “looking...
May 15, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Our organizations, representing thousands of employers and hundreds of thousands of employees in Massachusetts, write to urge you to adopt the tax changes included in H.4361, An Act to improve Massachusetts’ competitiveness and reduce the cost of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
May 10, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
The Senate begins its budget process today, with the release of the Senate Ways and Means proposal. The SWM budget follows a similar script to the House, foregoing a tax relief proposal put forward by Governor Baker and including hundreds of millions...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Apr 28, 2022
EDUCATION
Over the past few years the issue of child care has gained momentum in national and state policy discussions. This has been especially true throughout the pandemic, as the public health emergency and economic fallout turned a dire...
EDUCATION
Apr 28, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
The House wrapped up its budget deliberations this week, finalizing a $49.8 billion budget, after adding $129.6 million in spending through amendment over the course of 3 days of session.  The House acted on a record number of budget...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Apr 21, 2022
ECONOMY
Earlier today, Governor Baker filed a combination economic development and COVID recovery bill that includes $1.3 billion in capital authorization, $2.3 billion in direct spending of remaining federal ARPA funds and 137 policy sections. This Brief...
ECONOMY
Apr 19, 2022
EDUCATION
The Briefing Covers:  MTF Preview: Economic Impact of Insufficient Child Care Child Care Funding 101 Early Education and Care Economic Review Commission Budget Updates What’s Next for MA Child Care Policy?  
EDUCATION
Apr 13, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
The next stage in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget begins today with the release of the House Ways and Means (HWM) committee’s budget proposal. Like Governor Baker’s proposal released in January, the HWM budget makes historic investments in K-12...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Mar 31, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Massachusetts is one of just twelve states that applies an estate tax to the assets of deceased residents. Even among the dozen states with an estate tax, the Massachusetts version stands out due to its low threshold ($1 million) and its application...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Feb 28, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Governor Baker has put forward a $2.4 billion supplemental budget that uses $1.6 billion of the state’s fiscal year (FY) 2022 anticipated revenue surplus and several federal revenue sources to maintain and expand several COVID-19 related programs,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022