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Sep 29, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Fiscal year 2023 began several months ago, but the loose ends of an eventful FY 2022 provides a more intriguing budget plotline. Unprecedented tax collections, outstanding spending bills, and close to $3 billion in taxpayer refunds combine for a...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Sep 13, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
This November, voters will decide whether or not to approve a ballot initiative that would impose a new tax on income over a million dollars. If approved, this change to the state’s constitution takes effect on January 1, 2023. MTF does not...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Sep 07, 2022
EDUCATION
Over the last two years, the child care industry has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Child care closures, labor shortages, and changing workforce patterns have upended a system that was already in crisis due to high costs and...
EDUCATION
Aug 18, 2022
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA is in a full-blown crisis. Failure to fix it has profound impacts on the region’s economy and the companies and people forced to rely on public transit. The MBTA’s problems are not new; nor are studies and panels and commissions to recommend...
TRANSPORTATION
Aug 12, 2022
ECONOMY
Massachusetts is facing a perfect storm of circumstances which, if not addressed, threaten to undermine the state’s historic advantage in attracting and retaining both businesses and talent, and could ultimately jeopardize our economic edge over...
ECONOMY
Aug 08, 2022
ECONOMY
Dear Senate President Spilka and Speaker Mariano: As a coalition of business organizations, we write to urge you to pass the economic development bill in informal session as soon as possible. Both chambers unanimously passed comprehensive bills...
ECONOMY
Jul 29, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Two straight years of surging tax collections have put in focus M.G.L.c. 62F, a little known state law that establishes a limit on allowable tax revenues. This brief summarizes the law and assesses what it could mean for fiscal year 2022 and beyond. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jul 28, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
On July 28th, Governor Baker signed the FY 2023 budget. In doing so, the Governor essentially agreed with the legislative spending plan, vetoing just $475,000, however, he also proposed a number of changes to the policy provisions in the budget,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2023
Jul 26, 2022
ECONOMY
Legislative leaders have less than a week to reconcile the House and Senate’s differing $5 billion omnibus spending, tax and policy bills. This Bulletin identifies key fiscal and policy provisions to be negotiated by the Conference Committee tasked...
ECONOMY
Jul 25, 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Senate engrossed a $5.1 billion spending, economic development, and tax relief package last week, increasing the fiscal impact of the bill by $271.3 million during floor debate.  This Brief summarizes the new spending, tax, and policy...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022