• June 20 2018

RIZE MASSACHUSETTS AWARDS MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION IN GRANTS

The Massachusetts Taxpayer’s Foundation received a grant to create a report that will quantify the negative economic impact of the opioid epidemic on the Massachusetts economy. The report will produce needed information on the cost of the epidemic to employers and employees, the health care system, and state and municipal budgets. “Massachusetts is seeing unprecedented economic success today, however, the opioid epidemic continues to take a toll on people’s lives, businesses, and our economy,” said Eileen McAnney, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “Having this information will make the business community and other stakeholders better informed and more focused on ending the opioid epidemic, which will save lives, strengthen our workforce and the economy, and make Massachusetts more competitive.”