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Bringing in the Relief Part II: The Census Counts for Equity

More than $3.3 billion in CARES Act funding comes to our Massachusetts communities based on population estimates from the census. Learn how the Commonwealth can get its fair share of power and money through a complete, accurate 2020 Census count in our latest report.

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Municipal Budgets, Local Aid, and Property Taxes Amid COVID-19

As a result of the pandemic, municipalities face increased spending needs and declining revenues. Many have the ability to raise property taxes, though others are constrained by Proposition 2 1/2. Moreover, property taxes tend to fall hardest on those with lower incomes. Without sufficient municipal aid, cities and towns may be forced to make public cuts which would slow the economic recovery.

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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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Impact of the Increase in the Massachusetts Minimum Wage to $12

These infographics show the impacts of the increase in the Massachusetts minimum wage on January 1, 2019, from $11 to $12 per hour.

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MA Taxes on Par with U.S. Average in FY 2016

https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/report_window.php?loc=MA-Taxes-on-Par-with-U.S.-Average-in-FY-2016.html https://wordpress-442032-1484100.cloudwaysapps.com/reports/pdf/Factsheet_MA_TaxRank_FY2016Data_11-15-2018B.pdf

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How Has the Level of Taxes in Massachusetts Changed Compared to Other States?

https://www.massbudget.org/report_window.php?loc=How-Has-the-Level-of-Taxes-in-Massachusetts-Changed-Compared-to-Other-States.html https://www.massbudget.org/reports/pdf/FactsAtAGlance_Taxachusetts_11-15-2018.pdf  

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