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Massachusetts ranks 35th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Massachusetts finished 35th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Massachusetts pension plans are 60% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Massachusetts public pension plans stands at 60%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Hampden rated least livable among Massachusetts counties, study finds

Hampden was ranked Massachusetts’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Massachusetts ranks 36th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Massachusetts ranked 36th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$584,022 in annual income gets you into Massachusetts’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $584,022 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Massachusetts, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Massachusetts ranks 33rd highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Massachusetts ranked in a tie for 33rd in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Massachusetts ranks 35th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Massachusetts ranked 35th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Massachusetts ranks 44th highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Massachusetts ranked 44th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Massachusetts has 28th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Massachusetts finished in a tie for 28th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Massachusetts not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Boston ranks 19th highest fittest U.S. city, study finds

Boston finished 19th on a 2019 fitness index analyzing the 100 largest U.S. cities.

Massachusetts ranks 28th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

Massachusetts finished 28th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

Massachusetts ranks 41st for rental car tax rates, study finds

Massachusetts finished in a tie for 41st in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in Massachusetts ranks 44th highest among the 50 states, study finds

Massachusetts finished 44th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Holyoke ranks the most dangerous of Massachusetts cities, study finds

Holyoke was ranked the most dangerous city in Massachusetts in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Massachusetts ranks 8th best for police officers, study finds

Massachusetts was ranked eighth in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Winchester ranks the richest of Massachusetts towns, study finds

Winchester was ranked the richest town in Massachusetts in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

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