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Tracy Lovvorn Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Massachusetts (district 2), Tracy Lovvorn, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Boston has liabilities equaling $10,200 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Boston ranks 58th for the state of its finances, having $10,200 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Steve Hall Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Massachusetts state senate candidate, Steve Hall (Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex district), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

John Cain Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Massachusetts state senate candidate, John Cain (2nd Hampden and Hampshire district), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Massachusetts estimated at 25%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Massachusetts is 25 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Massachusetts ranks 28th best in new economic outlook analysis

Massachusetts finished 28th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Massachusetts ranks 12th worst on corporate tax study

Massachusetts finished 39th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Massachusetts among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Massachusetts was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Massachusetts job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Massachusetts is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Massachusetts lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Massachusetts would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Massachusetts ranks 36th in annual tax climate ranking

Massachusetts finished 36th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Medical school chancellor is highest-paid public employee in Massachusetts

Michael Collins, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, earned $1.1 million in 2018, making Collins the highest-paid public employee in Massachusetts last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Massachusetts to reach $18.2 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Massachusetts arts agencies are projected to reach $18.2 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to $2.63 per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Massachusetts levies a total tax on lodging of 5.7%

Hotel room bills in Massachusetts tack on a total state lodging tax of 5.7 percent, the 33rd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Massachusetts are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

7,081 borrowers in Massachusetts filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Massachusetts who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 7,081, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$3 billion in federal research dollars flowed to Massachusetts in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Massachusetts totaled $3 billion in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

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