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Jun 13, 2024
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA has made important strides. It increased its operating staff by 1,200 since June 2022 and has improved its handling of safety and service issues that have plagued the Authority for several years. However, it still has a long uphill climb....
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 11, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On June 6th, the Health Equity Compact held their second annual Health Equity Trends Summit.  For the event, MTF worked with Compact staff to create summary fact sheets on notable health equity accomplishments over the last year, both in and out...
HEALTH CARE
Jun 11, 2024
Policymakers used additional state and federal resources during the pandemic to make a significant investment in the state’s workforce development system. These workforce investments all share a common goal; to address labor shortages in critical...
May 31, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On October 30, 2023, Senate Bill 726, An Act protecting the homes of seniors and disabled people on MassHealth was reported favorably from the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM),...
HEALTH CARE
May 24, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
The Senate finalized its $58 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget this week after adding $89.6 million in spending over the course of three days of debate. The Senate took action on 1,100 amendments through a combination of standalone votes and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
May 15, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On May 14th, House Bill 4643, An Act enhancing the market review process was polled out of the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM). Members filed amendments to the bill on Tuesday, and it will be debated before the full House on Thursday, May...
HEALTH CARE
May 14, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
5 Things to Know About the FY 2025 Senate Amendments1. Senate members filed 1,100 amendments, 51 more than in FY 2024 and 78 fewer than in FY 2023.2. The fiscal impact of all amendments is $2.9 billion.3. An estimated 58% (636) of the amendments are...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
May 07, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Today, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025. The $57.99 billion spending plan includes notable investments in higher education, early education, and mental and behavioral health;...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
May 06, 2024
ECONOMY
On March 1st, the Healey-Driscoll administration unveiled their economic development bill, titled An Act Relative to Strengthening Massachusetts’ Economic Leadership or the Mass Leads Act. Through $2.815 billion in capital spending authorizations, ...
ECONOMY
Apr 29, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
The House finalized its $58.07 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget last week after adding $95.8 million in spending over the course of three days of debate.The House took action on 1,495 amendments through a combination of 7 consolidated amendments...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025