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At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Executive Summary

At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts Executive Summary Read the full report here. PART 1: THE …

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At a Crossroads Created by COVID: Families Moving Along the Road to Opportunity in Massachusetts

The Promised Destination Uncovering Roadblocks Communities in Transit Commonwealth at the Crossroads A Roadmap Forward PART 1: THE PROMISED DESTINATION. The road to opportunity in …

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Testimony to expand the Earned Income Tax Credits for low-income households

To the Joint Committee on Revenue December 13, 2021 RE: Testimony in support of An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax …

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Keeping Massachusetts Working for Workers: Policy Gains in 2018 and Possibilities Beyond

For Labor Day 2018, this brief looks at the gains Massachusetts workers made in 2018 — passing a $15 minimum wage, creating a paid family and medical leave program, and increasing the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to 30 percent of the federal credit — as well a handful of other options for making further improvements to the lives of workers and their families across the commonwealth.

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FAQ: The Massachusetts $15 Minimum Wage Proposal

This FAQ analyzes the minimum wage provisions of House Bill 4640. These provisions would increase the Massachusetts minimum wage from $11 an hour to $15 by 2023. The bill would also increase the minimum wage that employers are obligated to pay tipped workers from $3.75 to $6.75 by 2023.

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Tending to the Nest Egg: Plan Could Help Nonprofit Workers Build Retirement Security

Many Massachusetts workers are unable to save enough money for themselves to retire on. This is partly because setting up and managing retirement plans is often too expensive for small and employers. In late 2017, Massachusetts launched a state-administered 401(k) plan that can begin to address some of these challenges. Small nonprofits, with 20 employees or fewer, can participate in the plan.

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Time to Care: The Health Effects of Paid Family & Medical Leave

In healthy communities, children are more likely to be born healthy and can grow up to be healthy adults. When people are healthy they are better able to reach their full potential and make lasting contributions to society. Health is influenced by a variety of complex factors, such as where one lives, access to healthy foods, and affordability of health care. Policies that address the ability of workers to care for family members, like Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), can also shape and influence health.

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The Reach of the Massachusetts State Earned Income Tax Credit, by City and Town

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The Massachusetts State Earned Income Tax Credit

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Frequently Asked Questions Related to the $15 Minimum Wage

This brief discusses commonly asked questions surrounding a $15 minimum wage in Massachusetts.

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