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Dec 20, 2023
TRANSPORTATION
On November 16, the MBTA presented an updated analysis of its State of Good Repair (SGR) Index, which measures the Authority’s capital asset needs, to the Board of Directors (here) in which it revised the SGR Index to $24.5 billion from the most...
TRANSPORTATION
Dec 12, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
On December 4th, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF), along with the Department of Revenue (DOR) and other economic experts participated in the annual Consensus Revenue Hearing. The hearing offers administration and legislative budget...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Dec 04, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Tax revenues for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 and FY 2025 settle into a post-COVID pattern of lower growth as the economy slows, impacts from migration and an aging population emerge (Appendix A), and tax reforms take effect. Excluding revenues related to...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Dec 01, 2023
ECONOMY
Workforce Changes Since 2019:The civilian labor force fell by ~130,000;120,000 residents turned 65150,000 left the workforce due to retirementIn sum - in September 2023, there were 150,000 more job openings than unemployed people in the...
ECONOMY
Nov 30, 2023
EDUCATION
Massachusetts is experiencing a dual workforce challenge – a shrinking labor force and a lack of diversity in key sectors. Increased mobility due to the availability of remote work, high costs, and troubling demographic trends create challenges for...
EDUCATION
Nov 29, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Governor Healey filed her administration’s FY 2023 closeout supplemental budget on September 13th, and versions of the spending bill were passed by the House and Senate on November 8th and 14th, respectively. While the House and Senate bills largely...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Nov 16, 2023
ECONOMY
The following brief provides an analysis of state workforce investments in the FY 2019 to FY 2023 budgets focusing on sector-based training programs. As MTF noted in our earlier introductory brief, these programs prioritize creating talent pipelines...
ECONOMY
Nov 10, 2023
HEALTH CARE
On November 9th, Senate Bill 2499, An Act relative to pharmaceutical access, costs, and transparency was polled out of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM). Senators will have until 5pm on November 13th to file amendments to the bill, and it...
HEALTH CARE
Nov 07, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
On October 19th, the Healey administration announced its plan to pursue the federal funding opportunities available through the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
Oct 31, 2023
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget was signed into law on August 9th, but four months into the new fiscal year, work remains for administrative and legislative budget writers to close the books on FY 2023. This work – typically marked by the passage of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023