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Dec 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Tax revenues will increase roughly five percent per year in 2006 and 2007-down from the almost seven percent average pace of the last two years-as the state's workforce continues to expand at less than half the national rate, according to a forecast...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Dec 01, 2005
HEALTH CARE
In a new analysis of proposals by the Governor, House and Senate to expand health care access for the uninsured, the Foundation concludes that the House's plan to impose a new payroll tax would raise virtually no new revenues. The report makes a...
HEALTH CARE
Nov 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
In order to help address the "relentless squeeze" on municipal finances in Massachusetts, the state should dedicate 40 percent of tax revenues to local aid and develop a new system for benchmarking local costs, according to the Foundation's 35th...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Oct 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
In a new analysis, the Foundation predicts a modest structural surplus in the state budget for fiscal year 2005 while sounding a warning on 2006 finances.
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Jul 01, 2005
HEALTH CARE
Health insurance costs for municipal employees in Massachusetts have skyrocketed by 63 percent between 2001 and 2005, according to a new Foundation report. This growth is more than four times greater than the rate of growth in local budgets and...
HEALTH CARE
Jun 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
With the final Senate version of the fiscal 2006 budget $358 million higher than the House, the members of the 2006 budget conference committee will face the challenge of reducing the reliance on one-time revenues to pay for additional spending,...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
May 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
According to a new Foundation analysis, the fiscal 2006 budget recently adopted by the House takes a straightforward and constructive approach to the Commonwealth's finances over the coming year, with limited spending growth-only 2.5 percent over...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Apr 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
In its annual review of state finances, the Taxpayers Foundation warns that largely uncontrollable growth in spending for core programs is outpacing the revenue growth that can be expected to be generated by the state's economy and tax base over the...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Feb 01, 2005
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Governor Romney has proposed minimal spending growth in his state budget for fiscal 2006, reflecting the reality that the Commonwealth will face tight budgets for the foreseeable future. However, fiscal balance in the proposed budget-which would also...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Dec 01, 2004
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
As part of the Academy for New State Legislators held at UMass Amherst, MTF President Michael J. Widmer provided incoming representatives and senators with an overview of key state and local financial issues. The presentation traces the impacts of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008