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Statement on the Expired CDC Eviction Moratorium

Photo via Getty Images   Friend, Nobody deserves to wonder if one Supreme Court decision is the difference between keeping their family safely housed or …

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Report Outlines Federal Relief for Massachusetts’ Transportation and How to Invest in it Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON, MA – Every person in the Commonwealth counts on reliable transportation systems to get to essential places …

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State charitable deduction, UI Trust Fund proposal will not benefit those most in need

 Statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2021 Supplemental Budget released Wed. August 18, 2021  “While Governor Baker’s FY 2021 close-out budget attempts to give tax filers and …

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Statement on the Expired CDC Eviction Moratorium

Photo via Getty Images   Friend, Nobody deserves to wonder if one Supreme Court decision is the difference between keeping their family safely housed or …

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Report Outlines Federal Relief for Massachusetts’ Transportation and How to Invest in it Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org BOSTON, MA – Every person in the Commonwealth counts on reliable transportation systems to get to essential places …

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Federal Infrastructure Bill Could Buy Big Projects, But Not Long-Term Fiscal Stability …

Amassive influx of federal funds (and the looming possibility of a major federal infrastructure bill) is shoring up budgets at the state’s major transit agencies in …

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State charitable deduction, UI Trust Fund proposal will not benefit those most in need

 Statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2021 Supplemental Budget released Wed. August 18, 2021  “While Governor Baker’s FY 2021 close-out budget attempts to give tax filers and …

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Week In Review: Politics And Pandemic Heat Up

Things are heating up everywhere. The delta is turning up the heat on the politics of the pandemic. A UN climate report that has the planet …

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Week In Review: Politics And Pandemic Heat Up

Things are heating up everywhere. The delta is turning up the heat on the politics of the pandemic. A UN climate report that has the planet …

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Massachusetts’ Housing Crisis Needs Comprehensive Strategy, Not Piecemeal Band-Aids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Reginauld Williams, rwilliams@massbudget.org Boston, MA – Everyone needs a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. But in Massachusetts, like …

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Police recruit appeals delayed due to funding shortage

BOSTON (SHNS) – A lack of funding at the state Civil Service Commission creates substantial backlogs in cases and long delays in police recruits, particularly …

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Nonprofits slam Legislature for delaying tax breaks for charitable donations

Last week, the Legislature once again delayed the implementation of a 2000 ballot question that was supposed to reward Bay Staters who made charitable contributions …

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Lawmakers push for free MBTA bus service

BOSTON — Transit advocates and some lawmakers want to make MBTA bus rides free in order to cut travel times, improve service and ease the burden …

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Envisioning Equity: Federal Relief Funds for K-12 Schools in Massachusetts

Interested in learning what American Rescue Plan Act funds mean for the Commonwealth’s K-12 public schools? Watch the full briefing and Q&A discussing how these federal programs can support our schools through the pandemic and into recovery.

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Lawmakers and advocates take aim at Baker over low-income transit fare veto

Six months after Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a low-income fare program in a transportation bond bill, lawmakers and transportation advocates came out in full force …

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Testimony to the Joint Committee on Transportation in support of free public transit and discounted fares for low-income riders

To: Joint Committee on Transportation From: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center Re: Legislation for fare-free public transit and discounted fares for low-income riders July 28, …

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FY 2022 Recap: A Mixed Budget Season for the Commonwealth

It’s been a mixed budget season for Massachusetts in terms of state tax policy, unless the Legislature chooses to override the Governor’s veto. With the …

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Statement on Governor Baker’s Sales Tax Holiday Proposal

“MassBudget holds a vision of an economically and racially just Commonwealth, one that is supported by fair and forward-thinking state tax and budget policy. Seen …

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