MassINC Applauds Budget Language on Capital Gains Tax Reform

BOSTON— Governor Patrick’s move to curb the state’s reliance on the capital gains tax was applauded today by MassINC, the nonpartisan public policy institute that recently warned of the state’s growing reliance on this volatile and unpredictable revenue source. “I commend Governor Patrick and Secretary Kirwan for seizing the opportunity within the current budget crisis

Massachusetts Budget Among Most At Risk for Drop in Capital Gains

BOSTON — MassINC today released a policy brief exposing the fiscal risks of Massachusetts’ overreliance on the capital gains tax, an unpredictable and volatile revenue stream subject to swings in the economy such as the current downturn. In “Capital Gains: Avoiding Harm to the State Budget,” author Cameron Huff states that Massachusetts is now third

Chief executives of gateway cities form alliance to advance new urban agenda

United in their desire for economic renewal, the chief executives of 11 Massachusetts cities today signed a proclamation forming an Alliance to address the challenges and opportunities inherent in their aging economies. Named “the Gateways Compact for Community and Economic Development,” the partnership is aimed at drawing investment to communities outside of Boston while providing

Massachusetts state budget reaches “point of reckoning”

The Massachusetts state budget has reached a point of reckoning, as the nation’s looming recession threatens to shatter Beacon Hill’s ability to juggle the budget’s structural imbalance and skyrocketing health care costs, according to Point of Reckoning: Two Decades of State Budget Trends, a new policy brief released today by MassINC, a nonpartisan think tank

Bruce Mohl named Editor of CommonWealth magazine

Bruce Mohl, an investigative reporter, political editor, and consumer reporter for the Boston Globe for nearly 30 years, was today named the editor of CommonWealth magazine. CommonWealth is the award-winning quarterly journal of Massachusetts politics and civic life published by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, MassINC, the state’s leading non-partisan think tank. CommonWealth

Massachusetts ranks 49th in job creation

Boston – Despite recent gains in its biotech sector, Massachusetts ranked 49th in job creation over the past six years and experienced a loss in its share of the nation’s payroll jobs. While trailing in job creation, Massachusetts was among the leading states in productivity, ranking 7th in the nation and also increasing its output

Gregory Torres named President and CEO of MassINC

BOSTON – Gregory T. Torres has been named the next President & CEO of the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC). MassINC co-chairs Gloria Larson and Peter Meade announced the appointment this morning. With more than three decades of work in government and social services, Torres brings extensive public policy expertise to the leadership role

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