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Testimony for the House and Senate Ways and Means Committees, the Joint Committee on Revenue, and the Executive Office of Administration and Finance Economic Roundtable

We’re clearly in a budget crisis. Which is extremely troubling at this time, when we need real, comprehensive relief for families and individuals — so many of our neighbors, young and old, are struggling with accessing basic necessities and keeping healthy and well.

Our Commonwealth’s budget – how we raise revenue through taxes and fees, and how we spend that revenue – is the clearest picture of our shared values. Considering the revenue side picture is crucial, but the other side of the ledger is just, if not more important.

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Testimony Supporting Act to Provide Equal Stimulus Checks to Immigrant Taxpayers

Testimony supporting legislation for state stimulus checks for taxpayers excluded from federal benefits because they pay taxes with an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) instead of a social security number.

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Testimony to the Senate Economic Roundtable: We must ensure collective well-being and economic security in the Commonwealth

Read the full testimony from our President, Marie-Frances Rivera, for the Massachusetts Legislature’s April Virtual Economic Roundtable, originally scheduled for April 7, 2020.

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Testimony before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight on H.2681, “An Act Ensuring Equitable Representation in the Commonwealth”

https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/H2681testimony_FINAL.pdf

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Testimony before the Joint Committee on Transportation on H.3012/S.2061, “An act relative to work and family mobility”

https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/reports/pdf/20190904_H3012testimony_FINAL.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 on H.3809 Before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development

https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/reports/pdf/MassBudget%20testimony%20-%20H3809.pdf

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue on the Single Sales Factor Apportionment Formula, How It Works, and What It Costs

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=Testimony-on-Single-Sales-Factor.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/KW_Testimony_S1647_HowSSFWorks_FINAL_6-11-2019.pdf

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Testimony before Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development on S.1066/H.1610, “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement”

MassBudget testimony Wage Theft and Whistleblower Enforcement.pdf

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