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May 05, 2020
On April 28, Governor Baker announced the formation of a 19-member Advisory Board to determine the best ways to open the economy. Chaired by Lt. Governor Polito and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Michael Kennealy, along with...
May 01, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
In a letter to Senate Ways and Means Chairmen Michael Rodrigues, Aaron Michlewitz and Administration and Finance Secretary Michael Heffernan, the chief fiscal 2021 budget planners, MTF President Eileen McAnneny outlined the array of options available...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 21, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
MTF has released the 49th Edition of the Municipal Financial Data pamphlet, an annual publication that summarizes key financial issues for the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts for fiscal 2019 including an overview of major revenue and spending...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Apr 16, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
MTF’s new analysis highlights the implications of our revised forecast on the MBTA, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), and other purposes supported by dedicated tax revenue. We estimate that compared to the original consensus...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 16, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
MTF has revised its FY 2021 tax revenue forecast to include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We project a decline of $4.4 billion or 14.1% from the January 2020 benchmark. The forecast assumes new virus cases peak in April, abate in June, and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Mar 30, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
This preliminary report addresses some of the economic impacts from the most recent data and explores issues that will shape the scale and duration of this global pandemic. While this report is focused primarily on the national economic impacts,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Mar 27, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, and Speaker Robert DeLeo announced the corresponding change for the state tax filing deadline on March 27, 2020.The policy change impacts the Commonwealth of Massachusetts very...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Mar 24, 2020
HEALTH CARE
On behalf of a broad group of organizations representing Massachusetts employers and health plans committed to ensuring access to high quality and affordable health care, we are writing to ask for your support to ensure that small and mid-size...
HEALTH CARE
Mar 17, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
BOSTON – On March 10, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts regarding the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and has ordered sweeping measures to slow the outbreak.
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Mar 11, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
This analysis describes the steps taken by the governor to balance the budget compared to MTF’s initial projection of an $880 million gap between revenue and spending in fiscal 2021. It also describes ten tough choices confronting legislators as they...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021