Category: Phineas Baxandall

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FY 2021 GOVERNOR’S BUDGET: Transportation – Governor proposes more funding, partly reversing past cuts

The Governor’s FY 2021 budget proposal is notable for acknowledging the need for more transportation investment to improve our current road and transit systems. This brief details how the proposal would partly reverse some earlier cuts to transportation programs that have likely held back performance.

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The Gas Tax: What it is and Who Pays

This two-page fact sheet explains the gas tax and why it tends to fall hardest on those with low and moderate incomes.

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FY 2021 BUDGET PREVIEW: Will the Transportation Budget Reflect New Realities? 6 Things to Look Out For

Will the Governor’s FY 2021 budget proposal indicate his commitment toward improving public transit, developing regional rail, reducing traffic congestion, and other priorities?

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FY 2021 BUDGET PREVIEW: Will the Governor reboot his dependent deduction proposal or take a more targeted approach?

Will the Governor again propose to double the state’s dependent deduction, which wasn’t adopted by the Legislature, or will state lawmakers provide more targeted tax support for working families with greater need?

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The Pros and Cons of Higher Gas Taxes, and How They Could be Offset for Lower-Income Families

As the Commonwealth seeks to improve our aging transportation system, policy makers have considered raising the gas tax. This paper assesses the gas tax along several well-established criteria for evaluating taxes: efficiency, fairness, and reliability. Based on these criteria, the gas tax receives mixed grades. Offsetting the tax with low-income tax credits could help.

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Corporate Minimum Taxes in Massachusetts Could Be Better Targeted as in Other States [Corp. Tax Series Pt. 3]

https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/report_window.php?loc=Corporate-Minimum-Taxes-in-Massachusetts-Could-Be-Better-Targeted.html https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/reports/pdf/Corp%20Minimum%20Tax%20FINAL%209-11-2019.pdf

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Single Sales Factor: a Tax Break with a Poor Record of Performance [Corp. Tax Series Pt. 2]

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=The-Single-Sales-Factor-2.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/Single%20Sales%20Factor%202019.pdf

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the EITC

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Baxandall-Testimony-to-Committee-on-Revenue.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/Testimony%20Baxandall%20EITC%207-23-2019.pdf

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Testimony to the Fiscal Management and Control Board on MBTA Fares

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Baxandall-Testimony-to-FMCB.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/Testimony%20Baxandall%20FMCB%207-22-2019%20FINAL.pdf

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Incidence of State and Local Taxes in Massachusetts and Effects of the Fair Share Amendment

Baxandall written testimony 4-11-2019.pdf

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