Massachusetts is ranked 6th among the leading states with the most open spending; joining Kentucky, Texas, Indiana, Arizona, Louisiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon. This year the Executive Office of Administration and … [Read more...]
Are Mass Movies a Sound Investment?
How do film credits impact our short and long-term goals for the state?As opposed to other tax credits such as the research credit, low income housing tax credit and life sciences tax credit, the film tax credit strategy is not making a … [Read more...]
MA Quasi-publics in Need of Transparency
Massachusetts' 42 quasi-public agencies operate largely under the budget radar despite performing vital government functions, some which have been on the front pages recently. Increasingly, the public, including lawmakers, local officials … [Read more...]
April 21,2008 Redux Weighing the Cost of Celebrity Salaries
Deb Fastino from the Coalition for Social Justice and the Coalition Against Poverty was holding up this sign in mid April 2008 and we blogged about it here on April 21 2008. We couldn't resist reposting the blog since the distiguished … [Read more...]
Special Tax Policy for Hollywood East!!
Cross posted on ONE MassachusettsAs the Governor and the Legislature consider the FY 09 budget's "structural deficit".. In a Saturday OPED in the Herald, Rep Steve D'Amico points out that our current tax policy that provides … [Read more...]