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Oct 01, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Sep 21, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
An upcoming analysis by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation shows that if one were to preserve the 2008 level of spending for Medicaid, health reform, state aid to municipalities, and debt service, then one would have to eliminate every other...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Taxes > Income Tax
Sep 17, 2008
TRANSPORTATION
In testimony this week MTF applauded the administration's draft regulations to use civilian flaggers at public construction sites, calling the three-tiered system a "careful balance between public safety and public expenditures" and urged that these...
TRANSPORTATION
Sep 05, 2008
HEALTH CARE
MTF urges the administration to withdraw proposed changes to the fair share formula - the changes ignore the enormous contributions of employers and threaten the future of health care reform by upsetting the balance of shared responsibility.
HEALTH CARE
Jul 27, 2008
TRANSPORTATION
The Legislature should take the time to get this right. The proposed bailout rewards the Turnpike's abysmal record while shifting the risks to the taxpayer. Bailing out the Turnpike with no accompanying reforms, no transparency, and no comprehensive...
TRANSPORTATION
Jul 23, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
On behalf of a broad group of business organizations and health plans committed to ensuring access to quality and affordable health care in the Commonwealth, we are writing to express our strong opposition to the provisions imposing new assessments...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
Jul 21, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
MTF Letter to State Senate The Commonwealth is going on this debt binge at the very moment that the floor may drop out of our finances. We are not risking a credit downgrade, we are virtually inviting it. Bailing out the Turnpike with no accompanying...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
Jul 10, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
Warning of a fiscal meltdown, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation called on Governor Patrick and legislative leaders to cut several hundred million dollars from the fiscal 2009 budget which the Legislature approved and sent to the Governor last...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
Jun 18, 2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
The House-Senate conference committee deliberating the fiscal 2009 state budget is facing a potential billion-dollar shortfall which threatens to deplete almost half of the Commonwealth's reserves, leaving the state in a precarious position should an...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2009
Jun 01, 2008
TRANSPORTATION
In testimony before the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets on June 4, MTF President Michael J. Widmer called on the Legislature to cap the Governor's bridge program at $1 billion. Mr. Widmer noted that there are no new...
TRANSPORTATION