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Aug 14, 2019
On behalf of the numerous businesses represented by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, I write to respectfully request that you report H.2606 – An Act Allowing for the Deduction of Business Interest – favorably from Committee at your earliest...
Aug 09, 2019
EDUCATION
EDUCATION
Aug 08, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Commonwealth Stabilization Fund, the state’s “rainy day” fund, is a critical component of the Commonwealth’s financial structure. For example, amid the Great Recession in fiscal 2009, budgeted tax revenue plummeted by nearly $2.7 billion compared...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Aug 02, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Governor Charlie Baker signed his fifth General Appropriations Act (GAA) on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, giving his approval to $43.6 billion in spending appropriations. While choosing not to exercise his veto authority to reduce spending, the Governor...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Jul 26, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
I write to offer comments on the rule proposal entitled “Fiduciary Conduct Standard for Broker-Dealers, Agents, Investment Advisers and Investment Adviser Representatives”
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes
Jul 22, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Massachusetts legislators released their compromise plan for the fiscal 2020 budget, authorizing $43.6 billion in spending for the fiscal year that began July 1, 2019. The six-member budget conference committee reconciled the differences between the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
Jun 27, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be on track to end fiscal year 2019 with a surplus of approximately $522 million according to a new analysis. MTF outlined a framework for handling any fiscal 2019 surplus, including (1) Add to the state’s “rainy...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jun 21, 2019
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
As you know, tax revenue collections through May 2019 exceeded expectations by $952 million. If this strength continues through June, budgeted tax revenue will grow nearly seven percent over the strong fiscal 2018 collections.
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2019
Jun 20, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
We are a diverse group of organizations with business constituencies, united by the once-in-a generation opportunity to modernize and decarbonize our transportation system. We are writing to you for two reasons. First, we strongly support the work of...
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 18, 2019
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION