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Feb 01, 2004
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Reflecting the reality of the state's ongoing fiscal crisis, Governor Romney's 2005 budget proposes the fourth straight year of spending cuts. While education is the budget's primary area of emphasis, the modest increases in local school aid and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Jan 01, 2004
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
In its annual review of state spending, the Taxpayers Foundation concludes that the fiscal 2005 state budget will require a fourth year of significant spending cuts to help close a $1.1 to $1.4 billion budget gap. The report, State Budget '04: The...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Dec 01, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
At the annual consensus revenue hearing on Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation predicted state tax revenue growth of slightly more than four percent in both fiscal 2004 and 2005, based on conservative assumptions about the pace of...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Nov 01, 2003
TRANSPORTATION
Three years after its enactment, the success of forward funding of the MBTA -- one of the most important fiscal reforms of the last decade -- is increasingly uncertain. Despite major steps taken by the T to implement the reforms and live within its...
TRANSPORTATION
Nov 01, 2003
EDUCATION
In a striking outcome of the deliberations on this year's budget, the state in 2004 will for the first time in decades spend more on prisons and jails than on public higher education. While this change in budgetary priorities has occurred during a...
EDUCATION
Oct 01, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
In the 33rd edition of its annual summary of trends in local revenue and spending, the Foundation concludes that deep cuts in state aid to cities and towns have produced significant increases in property taxes across the Commonwealth, including...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Municipal
Sep 01, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
The Commonwealth's vast system for purchasing human services needs major reform, according to this major new report prepared by MTF in collaboration with the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and with major funding from The Boston...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Sep 01, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
The Commonwealth's vast system for purchasing human services needs major reform, according to a major new report prepared by MTF in collaboration with the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and with major funding from The Boston...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Aug 11, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
Aug 01, 2003
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008
The Foundation's newly released analysis of the $23.1 billion state budget notes the great strides that the Commonwealth has made in closing a potential shortfall of $2.5 billion, but also underscores the failure to eliminate fully the structural gap...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY Pre-2008