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Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation’s Annual Tax Policy Conference

Sep 25 2018

MTF

The state implications of the recently enacted federal tax law looms large for many Massachusetts taxpayers. DOR Commissioner Harding, along with other top experts will present on this topic and other timely issues at the Foundation’s upcoming tax policy conference on September 25th at 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Boston. Please click here to view the conference agenda and access the registration page.

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Test lab not among seven pot licenses before CCC

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Jul 25 2018

By Colin Young, State House News Service / The Sentinel and Enterprise

The fiscal 2019 state budget bill on Gov. Charlie Baker's desk counts on $63 million in legal marijuana taxes, a total the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says is unlikely to materialize. The foundation last week wrote in its analysis of the state budget bill that the marijuana licensing process "has proceeded more slowly than anticipated."
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$2 Rental Car Surcharge In Mass. Will Pay For Police Training

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Jul 25 2018

By Quincy Walters, WBUR

But the president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Eileen McAnneny, is concerned there will no longer be a routine review of spending on police training. "There's less accountability," she says. "It doesn't go through the annual budgeting process where lawmakers make a conscious choice to continue to fund it."
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Massachusetts ends fiscal year 2018 with $1.1 billion in extra tax revenue

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Jul 24 2018

By Shira Schoenberg, MassLive

"I think a sizable portion of it is due to federal tax reform, either directly or indirectly," said Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. McAnneny added that the economy is also doing well, although only time will tell how much of revenue is attributable to sustained economic growth rather than one-time money from the tax reform.
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Mass. raked in 8.6 percent more tax revenue than last year. But why?

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Jul 24 2018

By Joshua Miller, The Boston Globe

“You have to give some credit where credit is due: A lot of this revenue is affiliated with federal tax reform in some way or another,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
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Slow Rollout Of Pot Sales Clouds Marijuana Tax Forecast

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Jul 23 2018

CBS Boston

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said in an analysis of the new budget that it was unfortunate lawmakers did not lower marijuana revenue estimates, as they’re unlikely to hit the $63 million target.
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Slow rollout of pot sales may hit state tax revenue

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Jul 23 2018

The Boston Herald

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation said in an analysis of the new budget that it was unfortunate lawmakers did not lower marijuana revenue estimates, as they’re unlikely to hit the $63 million target.
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Business groups raise alarm over bills to bolster community hospitals

Jul 20 2018

By Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, The Boston Globe

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, another business-backed group, said in a letter that legislators’ proposals would “significantly increase health care costs and create unintended care delivery consequences without providing an accountable or sustainable solution to price variation.”
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HomeNewsStory State budget deal struck; no new fees

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Jul 19 2018

By Katie Lannan, State House News Service / The Lowell Sun

Doug Howgate, director of policy and research at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said he was not aware of an instance in the last 20 years or so in which a conference committee produced "just kind of an ad hoc increased number based on higher tax revenues." "I'm not familiar with anything like this year happening," he told the News Service.
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House, Senate fight over education funding for poor and immigrant students

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Jul 15 2018

By Shira Schoenberg, MassLive

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has estimated that the low-income and English language learner recommendations would cost another $500 million to $700 million. But Doug Howgate, director of policy and research for the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, acknowledged that those are "back of the envelope" calculations. The exact cost depends on the details of how the payments are calculated, which the Foundation Budget Review Commission largely left up to the Legislature.
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