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Governor Patrick's college tuition plan for undocumented aliens draws heated debate

Nov 22 2010

By Christopher Burrell, The Patriot Ledger

But a 2006 study from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation concluded that the state would gain money from new revenues from tuition and fees paid by undocumented students. Better education would also translate into higher wages for college graduates and more tax revenue for the state, the report said.
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Local legislators weigh in on in-state tuition debate

Nov 18 2010

By Scott O'Connell, MetroWest Daily News

Proponents also say the measure would help generate revenue. Several legislators cited a recent report by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation that projected the increase in tuition payments and fees could create $2.5 million in additional revenue.
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Latina senator defends tuition plan

Nov 18 2010

Telegram / AP

She pointed to a Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation report in 2006 that said it would raise revenue.
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Gov. To Push In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants

Nov 17 2010

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The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated at the time that about 400 to 600 students might enter Massachusetts schools as a result of the bill and that it likely would result in $2.5 million of extra revenue.
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Patrick to push immigrant tuition

Nov 17 2010

By Russell Contreras, Brattelboro Reformer / AP

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation estimated at the time that about 400 to 600 students might enter Massachusetts schools as a result of the bill and that it likely would result in $2.5 million of extra revenue.
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Massachusetts gubernatorial candidates weigh in on how they would fix state's public higher ed system

Oct 31 2010

By Mary Moore, Boston Business Journal

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation projects an 18 percent drop in state support for higher education from 2000 to 2012, assuming a $2.5 billion structural deficit in the 2012 fiscal year.
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Give our public colleges a helping hand

Oct 31 2010

By Jon Marcus, The Boston Globe

The problem is that this flood of enrollment comes after a decade during which the Legislature’s appropriation for higher education fell 7 percent – 18 percent accounting for inflation – according to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.
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Charlie Baker hits Gov. Deval Patrick on local aid cuts

Oct 19 2010

By Matt Murphy, The Boston Herald

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation reported in September that Chapter 70 aid had decreased by $28 million since fiscal 2009, while other K-12 education spending had been cut by $190 million.
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Charles Baker criticizes Deval Patrick for irresponsible taxing and spending in Springfield campaign stop

Oct 19 2010

By Peter Goonan, The Republican

Citing a report by the taxpayers foundation, Baker’s camp said the percentage of state budget spending on education and local aid is lower today than what it was 10 years ago.
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Patrick’s reform record scrutinized from all sides

Sep 19 2010

By Noah Bierman, The Boston Globe

"Reform has not been the administration's first instinct,'' said Michael J. Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a business-backed watchdog often consulted by lawmakers and the administration. "He does deserve some credit for doing some reforms, though in some cases he's been dragged kicking and screaming, and others have been untouched.''
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