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- August 7 2013Citing the recently passed technology tax “as a grave danger to the future of the innovation economy,” 20 Massachusetts business leaders, representing both small and large companies, today filed an initiative petition to repeal the recently enacted 6.25% sales tax on computer and software technology services.
- January 30 2013A combination of economic, political, and social/cultural factors tied to the end of American economic hegemony will permanently constrain the ability of state and local governments to fund programs and services.
- May 24 2012
Implementation of the 2011 municipal health reform law is vastly surpassing expectations as 102 Massachusetts communities have negotiated agreements with employees that will generate $117 million in first year savings, according to a new analysis released today by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
- October 2007On October 25 the Foundation released a report analyzing the revenue projections included in the administration's plan to license three casinos in Massachusetts. The detailed analysis raises a variety of questions about the revenues and benefits from the three casinos, including an assessment of the impact on property taxes and transportation needs.
- December 2005Tax revenues will increase roughly five percent per year in 2006 and 2007-down from the almost seven percent average pace of the last two years-as the state's workforce continues to expand at less than half the national rate, according to a forecast released today by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
- September 2004In a recently released analysis, MTF concludes that the burden of taxes and fees in Massachusetts relative to other states has fallen substantially since the mid-1990s and now ranks in the bottom tier of states.
- September 2003Reforming the Commonwealth’s $2 Billion Purchase of Human Services: Meeting the Promise for Clients and TaxpayersThe Commonwealth's vast system for purchasing human services needs major reform, according to this major new report prepared by MTF in collaboration with the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and with major funding from The Boston Foundation.
- February 2003Despite a decade of progress, high business costs in key areas continue to hold back the Massachusetts economy, and more must be done to make the Commonwealth competitive. That is the conclusion of the latest update in MTF's series comparing business costs in Massachusetts with those in other states.
- October 2001Legislative Testimony: Citing the recommendations of the Foundation's joint study with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, MTF President Michael J. Widmer testified before the Human Services Committee to fully incorporate education and training into the work requirement for welfare recipients. Mr.