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Jul 19, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
The House and Senate are set to enact a Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget, totaling $58.1 billion in line-item spending.  It includes $27.5 million more in spending than the House and $16.5 million more than the Senate budget; and total spending...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Jul 18, 2024
ECONOMY
The House and Senate have both passed their own versions of a housing bond bill, known as the Affordable Homes Act, and now must reconcile the two versions in Conference Committee. Both bills propose more than $5 billion in capital authorizations,...
ECONOMY
Jul 16, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On July 15th, Senate Bill 2871, An Act enhancing the market review process was released from the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM). Amendments to the bill are due by July 16th with anticipated debate occurring on July 18th.This bill is the SWM...
HEALTH CARE
Jun 25, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 begins on July 1st, and House and Senate budget negotiators are actively engaging in conversations to craft a compromise budget proposal. The Conference Committee process involves reconciling countless spending, policy, and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
Jun 20, 2024
ECONOMY
The standard model for the role central business districts play in cities across the country has been forever disrupted by the pandemic. Reductions to in-person work have a cascade effect on commercial real estate, public finance, and city vibrancy...
ECONOMY
Jun 13, 2024
TRANSPORTATION
The MBTA has made important strides. It increased its operating staff by 1,200 since June 2022 and has improved its handling of safety and service issues that have plagued the Authority for several years. However, it still has a long uphill climb....
TRANSPORTATION
Jun 11, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On June 6th, the Health Equity Compact held their second annual Health Equity Trends Summit.  For the event, MTF worked with Compact staff to create summary fact sheets on notable health equity accomplishments over the last year, both in and out...
HEALTH CARE
Jun 11, 2024
Policymakers used additional state and federal resources during the pandemic to make a significant investment in the state’s workforce development system. These workforce investments all share a common goal; to address labor shortages in critical...
May 31, 2024
HEALTH CARE
On October 30, 2023, Senate Bill 726, An Act protecting the homes of seniors and disabled people on MassHealth was reported favorably from the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and referred to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means (SWM),...
HEALTH CARE
May 24, 2024
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025
The Senate finalized its $58 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 budget this week after adding $89.6 million in spending over the course of three days of debate. The Senate took action on 1,100 amendments through a combination of standalone votes and...
PUBLIC FINANCE > Budget > FY 2025