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  • October 9 2009
    President Michael J. Widmer presented MTF's revised fiscal 2010 revenue forecast to the Senate and House Ways and Means Committee.
  • October 6 2009
    MTF President Michael Widmer presented an overview of state and local finances to the Boston Municipal Analyst Forum
  • September 14 2009

    In a presentation to business and government leaders, MTF President Michael Widmer described the global recession's enormous impact on state and local finances and the state's dependence on $5 billion of one-time state and federal funds to balance the fiscal 2009 and 2010 budgets.

  • August 6 2009
    The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation recently received a prestigious national award for its research and public education on the fiscal and economic impact of the November 2008 ballot question to repeal the state income tax. The Foundation was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Most Effective Education category from the Governmental Research Association (GRA), the 13th such award received by the Foundation since 1996. The centerpiece of the Foundation's work was its October 2008 report, The Enormous Consequences of Question 1, which was widely cited in the media and public debates in opposition to the initiative, which voters ultimately rejected by a 70-30 margin. The Foundation's previous awards from the GRA have covered a wide array of topics including health care, business costs, capital spending, state finances, MBTA restructuring, and state government reform.
  • May 5 2009

    State tax revenues likely to collapse an unprecedented $3.1 billion from fiscal 2008, according to a new revenue forecast released today by the Foundation.

  • April 28 2009
    The Foundation addresses several questions about an increase in the state's sales tax including how much would be raised, what it will cost the average taxpayer and how Massachusetts compares with other states.
  • March 10 2009
    At the request of the House Speaker and House Ways and Means Chair, MTF President Michael Widmer made a presentation for the full House of Representatives on the state's large and growing deficits.
  • December 31 2008

    The attached budget summary shows fiscal 2009 spending after the Governor's first round of "9C' cuts of $708 million and a savings of $100 million by extending from 2023 to 2025 the funding of the state's unfunded pension liabilities.  With these reductions, fiscal 2009 spending increased by 1.6 percent over 2008.

  • December 15 2008
    The global economic recession will lead to a large decline in state tax revenues in fiscal 2009 and 2010, according to a forecast released today by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
  • October 20 2008

    This report was prepared by: Global Insight, Inc.

    Sponsored by:

    Associated Industries of Massachusetts
    Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
    Massachusetts Business Roundtable
    Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation