- May 19 2015The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Foundation Budget Review Commission’s proposals on health care and special education costs. There is clear agreement that the growth in health care costs since 1993 rapidly outpaced the growth in inflation and, as a result, health care costs are cannibalizing funding for other critical educational needs.
- April 29 2015Due to the urgency of fixing the MBTA and the need for the public transit system to be reliable and fully functional, the undersigned business organizations are requesting policy makers to address the following issues:
- April 10 2015“We are at a pivotal moment for the MBTA and our economy,” said Eileen McAnneny, President of the MTF.
- March 31 2015
Foundation President Eileen McAnneny testified in support of House Bill 62, An Act to Support Working Families, and in particular the proposal to link expanding the state’s earned income tax credit with repeal of the state’s film tax credit.
- March 24 2015MTF joined seven other business organizations in support of Senate Docket 883, An Act to Enhance Employment Opportunities, that updates the state's independent contract law to maintain and grow Massachusetts’ economy.
- March 13 2015
The FY 2016 budget has been hampered by a large structural gap that is the result of $1.2 billion in one-time funds used in FY 2015 and $1.5 billion in spending growth for non-discretionary accounts. That $2.7 billion total shortfall is offset by tax revenue growth of $872 million, leaving a $1.8 billion deficit.
- March 11 2015
The MBTA’s fiscal and structural problems are so severe and pervasive that marginal reforms will no longer suffice. The MBTA has reached the end of its line and needs a comprehensive rescue plan before there is any discussion of new revenue.
(Governor) Baker said he found the MTF report "compelling." "It raised some really serious issues about not just the history of the T but also the future of the T, and I think anybody really interested in the future of that organization should read that report and recognize that it was done by an organization that has a lot of credibility," Baker said(Matt Murphy/SHNS).