The Governor’s Budget includes a plan to double the state’s EITC from 15 to 30 percent of the federal. Gateway Cities would disproportionately benefit from this change. Together, the 26 Gateway Cities represent about one-third of the state’s taxpayers (35 percent) but well over half (57 percent) of all of those filing for the EITC.
Yesterday the Baker/Polito campaign released a comprehensive economic development blueprint spanning a wide range of policy areas. The document provides the most intimate view yet of where Governor Baker would lead the Commonwealth. The plan makes clear that urban areas—and especially the state’s Gateway Cities—would be a major part of a potential Baker Administration’s economic
The recently passed economic stimulus package totaling $46 million is now on its way to Governor Patrick’s desk. Aside from the $16 million Gateway Cities Transformative Development Fund, the addition of $10 million to the states’ Brownfield Redevelopment Fund, and $20 million into the Housing Development Incentive Program, the bill included many other appropriations that
Stacked up against Governor Patrick’s budget proposal, the FY 15 House budget reduces funding for key Gateway City education initiatives. Governor Patrick’s budget request increased investment in line items related to the Gateway Cities Vision by nearly $40 million; in contrast, the House budget increases funding in these areas by $26 million. The most significant