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Jun 15, 2021
ECONOMY
Tackling the racial wealth gap is a top priority for the Black Economic Council, which is located in one of the most inequitable cities in the country. According to a 2021 report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the median net worth of...
ECONOMY
Jun 14, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
“This isn’t about crisis management today, but about that longer term,” said Douglas Howgate, executive vice president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, in an interview. “So it’s appropriate that [federal funds go] through the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Jun 08, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
The legislature meeting in Constitutional Convention is expected to send that question onto the November 2022 ballot with a vote on Wednesday. But critics of the measure are poised for pushback. “It could be an impediment to investment, to innovation...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Jun 08, 2021
ECONOMY
Long before the pandemic, Black businesses, organizations, and people in MA faced barriers in receiving equitable access to resources and economic opportunities. A May report from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation found closing the wealth gap in...
ECONOMY
Jun 08, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Gas Tax
“Although the pandemic and addressing the public health and economic fallout from it has to be our top priority, we cannot lose sight of Massachusetts’ long-term transportation and environmental goals,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of MTF. “TCI is...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Gas Tax
Jun 03, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Putting the $2.1 billion over-benchmark number for May in context, Doug Howgate of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said tax collections in Massachusetts have never exceeded benchmarks for any full fiscal year going back to at least fiscal 2006...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Jun 01, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Tax Incentives
The proposed Senate limitations could save the state $10 million to $15 million a year, according to an analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Tax Incentives
Jun 01, 2021
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
Publicly subjecting spending decisions to that type of process — particularly for an unprecedented lump sum of federal funds — helps offer “much-needed clarity,” said Eileen P. McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. ...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2022
May 28, 2021
ECONOMY
While “Closing the Racial Divide” delivers sobering warnings about how significant and pervasive racial disparities remain in Massachusetts and the nation, it also documents the enormous economic and fiscal benefits that would flow from ending them....
ECONOMY
May 27, 2021
ECONOMY
The MTF report estimates that the gross state product would increase by $25 billion over five years if Massachusetts were able to close its racial divide in wages, housing, investments and wealth. According to MTF President Eileen McAnneny, much...
ECONOMY