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WWLP Springfield
Brexit vote delivering impacts for Massachusetts budget, businessesthe European Union is sending shockwaves throughout the Massachusetts economy i
Brexit vote delivering impacts for Massachusetts budget, businesses
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
the European Union is sending shockwaves throughout the Massachusetts economy in ways that we can’t even begin to realize,” Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny told the News Service Friday afternoon. “There are profound... Read more
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Boston Globe
As market fears grow, worries over Mass. budgeteffects on the Massachusetts budget, a scenario for which we are ill-prepared,”
As market fears grow, worries over Mass. budget
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
effects on the Massachusetts budget, a scenario for which we are ill-prepared,” said Eileen McAnneny, who leads the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. McAnneny’s business-backed group has for years been pressing budget-writers — mostly... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 24, 2016the Massachusetts budget, a scenario for which we are ill-prepared,” said Eilee
June 24, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
the Massachusetts budget, a scenario for which we are ill-prepared,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation . “The havoc it will wreak on global financial markets in the short-term will impact the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Income tax cut at risk, temporary budget filed amid search for fixesgains tax collections that in February began missing estimates due to the stock
Income tax cut at risk, temporary budget filed amid search for fixes
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
gains tax collections that in February began missing estimates due to the stock market’s performance in 2015. However, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) on Monday said the 4.3 percent fiscal 2017 tax revenue growth estimate was on the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Green Line extension's workforce could be a problem, report saysplan was called out as a concern in a report released Thursday by the business-
Green Line extension's workforce could be a problem, report says
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
plan was called out as a concern in a report released Thursday by the business-backed budget monitoring group, the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Poor internal staffing and over-reliance on outside consultants was cited as one of... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA’s $7.3 billion estimate to upgrade the system is not high enough, report sayseven more than the hundreds of millions of dollars per year it has estimated, a
MBTA’s $7.3 billion estimate to upgrade the system is not high enough, report says
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
even more than the hundreds of millions of dollars per year it has estimated, according to a report from the nonpartisan Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. The report also found that the T likely needs to increase its pay to top executives to... Read more
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Boston Globe
With clock ticking, legislators’ to-do list is longnormally characterizes the end of the session will be on steroids,” said Eileen
With clock ticking, legislators’ to-do list is long
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
normally characterizes the end of the session will be on steroids,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and a two-decade veteran of Beacon Hill. For instance, the House and Senate, both... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State budget gap widensits spending proposals was an option, Spilka said, "We are discussing options,
State budget gap widens
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
its spending proposals was an option, Spilka said, "We are discussing options, so we're working together on this issue." Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Eileen McAnneny said it was "too soon to say definitively" whether the revenue... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 14, 2016will have to cut spending and find new sources of cash — and quickly. Eileen Mc
June 14, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
will have to cut spending and find new sources of cash — and quickly. Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the most prudent first step for lawmakers is to ‘substantially’ tighten proposed... Read more
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Boston Globe
State faces up to $750 million budget gapwill have to cut spending and find new sources of cash — and quickly. Eileen M
State faces up to $750 million budget gap
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
will have to cut spending and find new sources of cash — and quickly. Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, said the most prudent first step for lawmakers is to “substantially” tighten proposed... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Debt, need underscore MTF’s call for state capital spending reformsthe yearly operating budget, the capital budget is not subject to the legislati
Debt, need underscore MTF’s call for state capital spending reforms
WWLP Springfield / Posted 12 days ago
the yearly operating budget, the capital budget is not subject to the legislative appropriation process. According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, capital spending deserves more care and attention because the state is bumping up against... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Tax haul woes spur summit, as questions swirl around state budgetsand Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, Northeastern University economist Alan Clayt
Tax haul woes spur summit, as questions swirl around state budgets
WWLP Springfield / Posted 19 days ago
and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, Northeastern University economist Alan Clayton-Matthews and representatives from the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, the Beacon Hill Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The gathering was part... Read more
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Boston Globe
State faces $311 million shortfalland there’s also the possibility of using reserves, as a last resort.” Eileen
State faces $311 million shortfall
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
and there’s also the possibility of using reserves, as a last resort.” Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, emphasized there isn’t an easy fix. “Obviously, the fact that we have days left to the... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 3, 2016has implications for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1,” said Eileen
June 3, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 22 days ago
has implications for the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1,” said Eileen McAnneny, president of the business-backed Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. “Two months does not a trend make. But it certainly should cause budget-writers to... Read more

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