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Infographic: Every Kid Needs a FamilyMay 13, 2015

This infographic shows that Massachusetts is below the national average in giving children who are in the child welfare system the opportunity to live with members of their extended family. This contributes to more kids leaving the system (aging-out) without the support of a permanent family.

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Analyzing the Senate Ways and Means Budget for FY2016May 13, 2015

The Senate Ways and Means proposal for FY 2016 modestly increases education programs above levels in the Governor's and House budgets and it follows the Governor and the House in increasing funding to fight substance abuse and in modestly increasing local aid. Like proposals by the Governor and the House, the SWM budget relies heavily on temporary strategies.

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Building an Economy that Works for Everyone: Implications of Privatization and the Pacheco LawMay 11, 2015

This fact sheet examines the core elements of the "Pacheco Law"- the requirement that privatization efforts lead to savings based on improved efficiency and that they do not drive down the wages of working people - and describes the processes and steps the law requires.

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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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