COVID-19

A JUST RECOVERY

We are seeing the convergence of racist policies and practices, economic inequality, and a global pandemic.

In response to the current public health and economic crisis, we are working in partnership with coalitions to focus our research on the most urgent policy solutions. We are channeling the unique expertise of our team of analysts to tackle the important challenges ahead. Our team is offering policy solutions that provide immediate economic relief and longer-term investments in the Commonwealth.

At MassBudget, we are using our budget and fiscal expertise to identify inequities and create a more just economic recovery.

Read MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera’s statement on Black lives and Economic Justice

In Depth:

Mass. Raised Revenue in Last Three Recessions, Reducing Cuts

Cutting budgets and failing to invest in communities hardest hit by the pandemic perpetuates the deep racial inequities built into the current system. Learn more about how the Commonwealth has solved the challenges of past economic recessions in our latest report.

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Black Lives and the Pursuit of Racial and Economic Justice

This country was built upon racist ideas and policies that we must all work deliberately to undo every day. These policies, such as Jim Crow laws, …

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Tens of thousands of undocumented, essential workers at risk of lost jobs, lost pay, exposure to COVID-19

Immigrants without status form the backbone of Massachusetts — producing our food, tending to our loved ones, and stocking our supermarkets. But the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread business closures mean many of these undocumented workers have found themselves at risk of losing their jobs, losing income, or being exposed to the virus.

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