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From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great SocietyNovember 10, 2014

MassBudget's new report From Poverty to Opportunity: The Challenge of Building a Great Society traces the economic and policy changes since the launch of the Great Society and how they have affected the lives of people at all income levels in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Ranks in Middle for Taxes in FY 2012December 17, 2014

This Facts-At-A-Glance describes a recent US Census report that compares how much is collected in taxes in each state to help pay for all those things we do through government. It finds that Massachusetts ranks in the middle of the pack.

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Automatic Income Tax Rate Cuts: Frequently Asked QuestionsDecember 3, 2014

The Governor recently announced the need to cut funding for school transportation, job training, health care, and other investments that protect the health of our people and our economy. One of the reasons for these cuts is the triggering of an automatic tax cut caused by a twelve year old law. This tax cut, which primarily benefits the highest income taxpayers, will cost the Commonwealth $140 million a year. It is part of a series of automatic income tax rate cuts that together will cost the Commonwealth $350 million this year.

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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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