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Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny said the state could see a decline of billions of dollars in revenue and massive layoffs as high as 570,000 that could push the unemployment rate to nearly 18%. https://apnews.com...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Apr 14, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
MTF revised its FY 2021 tax revenue forecast and presented its findings at the April 14 Virtual Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Commonwealth's Fiscal Health and Economy, hosted by the Senate and House Chairs of Ways & Means...
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Apr 02, 2020
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“Simply stated, COVID-19 is a Cat 5 hurricane hitting global economies simultaneously,” MTF wrote in its analysis. “The initial impacts are staggering -- to people and families, first responders, health care professionals, employers and employees,...
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Apr 01, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated the revenue shortfall in the current fiscal year will be between $300 million and $500 million, while the Center for State Policy Analysis pegged it at between $500 million and $750 million. Both...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2021
Mar 31, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE
Massachusetts is facing scrutiny on two fronts as public markets collapse and pressure on government pensions for its nearly 300,000 public employees and retirees and budgets rise. The commonwealth’s credit rating could take the real hit in all of...
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Mar 30, 2020
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"The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health emergency that is causing a public finance emergency in Massachusetts,"said a new analysis of the state's fiscal outlook by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation published Monday. The analysis found that $3...
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Mar 30, 2020
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The analysis by the center is similar to a report released March 17 by the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The foundation analysis estimated a lower revenue falloff — $300 million to $500 million – in the current fiscal year. But...
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Mar 12, 2020
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The margin for error already seemed slim: The business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation issued a report on Wednesday highlighting several uncertain aspects of Governor Charlie Baker’s spending plan for the next fiscal year. MTF said Baker’s...
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Jan 22, 2020
ECONOMY
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is best known for the critical eye it casts on state finances. But the business-backed group is also using its data-crunching for another purpose: curbing opioid abuse. President Eileen McAnneny is spearheading...
ECONOMY
Jan 16, 2020
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020
“We’re talking about big increases and every year and the cost is expected to go up almost 10% a year,” said Heath Fahle, policy director for the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “Health care, local aid, public safety, MBTA and road projects all...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2020