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Jun 01, 1999
TRANSPORTATION
This report was part of a broad effort by MTF that contributed to the enactment of landmark legislation in 1999 overhauling the finances of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. In the report, MTF calls for urgent legislative action on MBTA...
TRANSPORTATION
Jan 01, 1999
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
This in-depth analysis of the Commonwealth's capital finances finds that the growing pressure on the capital budget has reached a crisis stage. The report warns that unless Massachusetts takes a series of steps to direct more of the state's resources...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Capital
Nov 01, 1998
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Despite the state's progress in reducing the overall burden of property taxes in the years since Proposition 2½ was adopted, Massachusetts businesses continue to pay a disproportionate share of the local property tax bill, according to this in-depth...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Oct 01, 1997
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
This study, one of a series comparing the Commonwealth's taxes and business costs with other states, finds that Massachusetts ranks higher than the national average for personal income and corporate income taxes, and lower than average for sales and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Nov 01, 1995
ECONOMY
This report on the state's procurement rules and regulations for design services cites sharp differences between private sector and public sector practices in building construction and design. The study concludes that architectural and engineering...
ECONOMY
Aug 01, 1995
ECONOMY
This report, which launched a major effort by MTF to highlight the competitive cost disadvantage faced by Massachusetts businesses, has helped spearhead a number of positive reforms to reduce business costs and taxes in the Commonwealth. The survey...
ECONOMY