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Baker: Why I'm voting yes on Question 2

Nov 6 2016

By Governor Charlie Baker, The Salem News

The notion that public charters take money from district schools has been disproven over and over again by organizations as diverse as the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the Brookings Institution, the Manhattan Institute and the Boston Foundation. Virtually everyone who has studied this issue has found that public charter schools have resulted in more money being spent on public education in Massachusetts, not less.
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Our view: Yes on charter schools, no on legalized marijuana

Oct 31 2016

Newburyport News

Supporters of traditional schools argue that districts lose funding to charters. But in a report released last month, the highly respected Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation noted that charters receive about 4 percent of the roughly $12.7 billion the state spends on education — and educate about 4 percent of the state’s children. The funding mechanism is similar to that used for school choice students, or those who attend regional schools like Essex Tech.
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Buzzkill: Just vote no on Question 4

Oct 28 2016

By Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe

If that isn’t enough of a buzzkill for supporters of Question 4, then talk to Eileen McAnneny, president of the fiscal watchdog group Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. McAnneny’s group, along with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, is opposing Question 4. I’ve never heard her so hopped up about an issue. “The $100 million is kind of pulled out of thin air from proponents,” said McAnneny of how much tax revenue the state will see. “I don’t think it is a slam dunk the state will make money.”
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Report: Charters Don't Hurt Massachusetts District Schools Financially

Sep 29 2016

NECN

The study released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation appears to back up claims from supporters of a November ballot question that would allow a major expansion of charter schools. Proponents say passage of Question 2 would not financially harm conventional public schools as opponents have argued.
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State revenue skid ends with July tax haul beating benchmark

Aug 4 2016

State House News Service / WBJournal

On the spending side, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation on Wednesday estimated a $240 million gap in the new budget, largely due to spending veto overrides in late July.
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Senate proposes taxing Air Bnb to raise Earned Income Tax Credit in Massachusetts

Jul 12 2016

By Shira Schoenberg, MassLive

"Given all the fluctuation in tax revenues over the past several months, I think it makes sense to just hit the pause button and have a better understanding before we make any changes to the tax code," said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
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He’s Mr. Popularity; now can Charlie Baker deliver?

Feb 18 2016

By John Powers, The Boston Globe

“He’s pretty straightforward,” says Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “He calls it as he sees it, which is kind of refreshing. He clearly wants to govern, in all that entails.”
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MBTA “at the end of its line,” says taxpayer group

Mar 13 2015

By Marianne Hayes, The Metro

“The financial burden on the Commonwealth is too high and the importance of the T to the state’s economy is too great to allow this decades-long problem to worsen,” added McAnneny in an MTF statement. While the group is calling for the state to immediately halt expansion projects for the rest of 2015, it did specify that the Green Line Extension would be exempt since it has already been funded. The MTF is also urging policymakers to proceed with caution before pulling the trigger on any recently made proposals, as they don’t address any plans for fixing the MBTA’s infrastructure problem.
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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation names new president

Dec 10 2014

By Eric Convey, Boston Business Journal

McAnneny, a public policy expert, to advance MTF role as a non-partisan voice on fiscal and economic issues across the Commonwealth
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Public-policy veteran tapped to lead tax foundation

Dec 10 2014

By Michael Norton, State House News Service / The Lowell Sun

Eileen McAnneny, a veteran of public policy battles on Beacon Hill and a longtime advocate for business interests, will succeed Michael Widmer as president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The MTF Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to name McAnneny to the post, an influential one on Beacon Hill where lawmakers have long turned to the foundation for economic data and policy recommendations.
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