Featured Reports

House Ways & Means FY 2015 Budget ProposalApril 10, 2014

On April 9, 2014, the House Ways and Means Committee (HWM) presented its budget proposal for FY 2015. This Budget Monitor details how this proposal would affect programs across state government, from health care and education to human services and the environment.

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Building a Foundation for SuccessApril 7, 2014

Early education and care has wide ranging benefits for children, parents and the economy. This report identifies the number of 3 and 4 year olds currently receiving no public support for their early education and care, and then examines options that range from covering all lower income children through our existing early education and care system to educating all three and four year olds in our public schools.

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Shelter and Housing for Homeless Families: Historical Funding and the Governor's FY 2015 Budget ProposalApril 3, 2014

Providing access to stable, safe, affordable housing is an important way the state helps low income families avoid homelessness. Funding for the state program that provides vouchers to help low income renters pay for housing has decreased by more than 60 percent over the past 20 years.

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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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