Featured Reports

State Borrowing is No Substitute for New Revenue in Dealing with the COVID-19 Economic DownturnSeptember 29, 2020

As Massachusetts confronts a multi-billion-dollar budget gap, read our latest report which cautions against relying on solely on borrowing and instead calls for new progressive revenue and tapping the Commonwealth’s $3.5 billion Rainy Day Fund.

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Supporting Racial Equity and a Robust Recovery with a Corporate Income Tax Rate IncreaseAugust 6, 2020

By returning the state corporate income tax to pre-2010 rates, the Commonwealth could raise $375 million to $500 million a year to help fund a racially equitable, economically just, and robust recovery.

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Bringing in the Relief Part II: The Census Counts for EquityJuly 2, 2020

More than $3.3 billion in CARES Act funding comes to our Massachusetts communities based on population estimates from the census. Learn how the Commonwealth can get its fair share of power and money through a complete, accurate 2020 Census count in our latest report.

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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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