Featured Reports

Building an Education System that Works for Everyone: Funding Reforms to Help All Our Children ThriveJuly 18, 2018

In the 25 years since The Education Reform Act of 1993 became law, we have seen real progress: greater educational opportunities for more of our children and the second highest performing education system in America, according to a recent state-by-state ranking. Our Commonwealth has the best educated workforce in the nation (measured by the share of workers with a bachelor’s degree) and that is a cornerstone of a vibrant economy, which has the highest median wages in the country. This success is not reaching all of our children, and over the past decade, progress has stalled. Education funding reforms that could help children in all of our communitiies reach their full potential would expand opportunity now and play an important role in strengthening our economy in the long run.

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FAQ: The Massachusetts $15 Minimum Wage ProposalJune 26, 2018

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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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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