The Race to Raise Taxes
As positive cases of Coronavirus continue to decline in Massachusetts, legislative leaders have wasted no time getting back to their old tricks.Read more
Massachusetts Legislature passes $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020
By Shira Schoenberg | July 22, 2019
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Monday passed a $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020, 22 days after the start of the fiscal year.Read more
Massachusetts’ late budget an ’embarrassment,’ watchdog says
By Mary Markos BOSTON HERALD | July 18, 2019
A government watchdog is calling for new leadership after the “embarrassment” of Massachusetts coming in dead last across the nation on finalizing a budget for the second year in a row.Read more
Once Again, Massachusetts Among Last States Without A Budget
By Bob Salsberg ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 2, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — State budget negotiators were continuing closed-door talks Tuesday as Massachusetts again earned the dubious distinction of being among the few U.S. states without a permanent spending plan in place for the new fiscal year.
July 1 came and went without the Democratic-controlled Legislature reaching an agreement on a $42.7 billion budget.
A six-member panel led by Sen. Michael Rodrigues, of Westport, and Aaron Michlewitz, of Boston, are trying to resolve disagreements over the House and Senate versions of the plan.Read more
Surprise, surprise: Legislature breaks for the holiday with no deal on budget
By The Lowell Sun | July 2, 2019
BOSTON Unable to agree on an annual state budget by the July 1 deadline, House and Senate Democrats are breaking for the Fourth of July holiday and now hoping that a budget deal might come next week.
Beacon Hill seeks more funds while almost $3B lies uncollected
By Mary Markos, Boston Herald | June 8, 2019
Almost $3 billion in state revenue hasn’t been collected over the years, according to a Herald analysis of state data, while legislators prepare to vote on the “millionaires tax” in an attempt to fatten the state’s wallet.Read more