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May 11, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM) released its fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget today totaling $47.19 billion. Senators now have a chance to offer amendments. The plan will be debated and amended by the full Senate in two weeks and then...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 29, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Earlier today, the House completed three days of budget debate to finalize their fiscal year (FY) 2022 budget. This Bulletin summarizes notable changes made to the House Ways and Means (HWM) proposal and looks ahead to key issues to watch when the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 26, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Legislators will hold a constitutional convention during this 192nd session of the General Court and are likely to vote on whether or not to advance a ballot initiative that amends the Massachusetts Constitution to impose an additional four...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Apr 23, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Today, the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) released its $47.6 billion spending plan for fiscal year (FY) 2022. House members will file amendments to the budget in the coming days, with debate scheduled for the week of April 26th. This...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which became law when President Biden signed H.R. 1319 on March 11, will provide approximately $350 billion to state and local governments to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Section 602(c)...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Apr 06, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
The House Ways and Means (HWM) committee will release its FY 2022 budget proposal the week of April 12th and much has changed in the ten weeks since the release of Governor Baker’s spending plan. The combination of action at the federal level,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 23, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
This report is the second in a three-part series on the implications of telework for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MTF’s initial report provided an overview of the current policy landscape as it pertains to telework. This report will explore how...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Mar 12, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
This bulletin provides an initial summary of key provisions of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that are likely to impact Massachusetts, its residents and employers.  The ARP is an expansive $1.9 trillion relief that covers an enormous spectrum of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Mar 01, 2021
ECONOMY
The job loss related to COVID-19 has placed an unprecedented strain on our economy and our unemployment insurance (UI) system. The strain on the UI system creates two major policy challenges that require near-term action. First, unemployment taxes on...
ECONOMY