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  • November 2003
    In a striking outcome of the deliberations on this year's budget, the state in 2004 will for the first time in decades spend more on prisons and jails than on public higher education. While this change in budgetary priorities has occurred during a severe fiscal crisis, it reflects trends in state funding for these two crucial, albeit very different, programs that stretch back for many years.
  • October 2001
    Legislative Testimony: Citing the recommendations of the Foundation's joint study with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, MTF President Michael J. Widmer testified before the Human Services Committee to fully incorporate education and training into the work requirement for welfare recipients. Mr.