Policy Areas

MTF's unique position and well-earned reputation for credibility has allowed us to have a significant impact on a wide range of issues affecting Massachusetts taxpayers – from health care, business costs and transportation funding to tax competitiveness, capital investments and state and local finances. As the premier independent watchdog of state and local finances, MTF regularly publishes major reports on a wide variety of fiscal and policy issues. We produce in-depth analyses of the state budget and local government finances each year, as well as a legislative directory for each two-year legislative session, and periodic interstate comparisons of taxes and business costs. MTF also publishes reports on a range of other topics of special interest, such as the Commonwealth's transportation finances and the state's landmark health reform law.