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Building a Strong Economy: The Roles of Education, Transportation, and Tax PolicyJanuary 15, 2016

Effective economic policies can create a more highly productive state economy and make it possible to improve economic opportunity and security for working families. This paper examines the economic research on the relationship between effective investments in education and transportation and improved economic productivity. The paper also examines the economic effects of tax reforms that can fund those investments.

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What Does Massachusetts Transportation Funding Support and What Are the Revenue SourcesJanuary 17, 2017

Where do the resources come from to operate this transportation system, and where is the money spent? The chart below shows state revenues and spending for transportation operations and debt service in Fiscal Year 2015. The width of each arrows represents the amount of dollars that flow from one source or activity to another.

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Massachusetts Ranks near Middle for Taxes in FY 2014January 16, 2017

This fact sheets examines where Massachusetts ranks compared to other states in terms of the level of state and local taxation.

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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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