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New Federal Revenue Affects State Spending TrendsJune 16, 2015

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act affects the state's fiscal condition in a number of ways. Most significantly, the law provides substantial new federal revenue to the state. It actually provides more in federal revenue than the state costs of implementing provisions of that law.

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State of Working Massachusetts 2014June 4, 2015

Our state economy is growing and unemployment is down. Despite this very real progress, our economy is not working for everyone - or even for most of us. The median wage is lower today than it was a decade ago and poverty is higher."The State of Working Massachusetts" presents a snapshot of economic conditions currently facing workers, along with some longer-term trends.

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Conference Preview: Differences Between the Senate and House Budgets for FY 2016May 27, 2015

This Monitor describes major differences between the House and Senate final budgets that will need to be reconciled by the conference committee now meeting. The Legislature’s final budget will then be sent to the Governor, who has line item veto authority to eliminate or reduce funding or specific policy provisions. Those vetoes could be overridden by a two-thirds vote of both branches of the Legislature.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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