Communications & Research Analyst
Marcus is a Communications & Research Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Working with both the research and communications teams, he provides support on data analysis, visualizations, website management, and social media graphics.
Previously an intern at MassBudget, Marcus also completed an internship with the community development team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. A Massachusetts native, he holds a B.A. in Economics from UMass Boston.
“The numbers are in: the Massachusetts state budget that ended last month had a surplus of more than $3 billion (yes, with a “B”). We …
The two think tanks framed action taken by other states differently in their descriptions of Section 163(j) legislation around the country. While MTF said “several other states have already taken action to address this issue,” MassBudget wrote that “decoupling from Section 163(j) is not especially common among the states.” But both organizations agreed that eight states â€” Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin â€” have decoupled from Section 163(j).
“If Massachusetts decouples, it will be an outlier,” MassBudget said.