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Building a Strong Economy: The Roles of Education, Transportation, and Tax PolicyJanuary 15, 2016

Effective economic policies can create a more highly productive state economy and make it possible to improve economic opportunity and security for working families. This paper examines the economic research on the relationship between effective investments in education and transportation and improved economic productivity. The paper also examines the economic effects of tax reforms that can fund those investments.

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Investing in People: Workforce Training in the Massachusetts State BudgetAugust 10, 2016

In conjunction with our online resource, the Jobs & Workforce Budget (http://workforce.massbudget.org/), this brief analyzes state support for workforce development over the past decade, finding that these programs have been cut by about 30 percent since FY 2001 (adjusted for inflation).

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The SNAP Employment and Training Program: Opportunities to Expand Work Supports for Low-Income People in MassachusettsAugust 10, 2016

Through recent work, state officials and leaders from the workforce training community have recognized the SNAP Employment & Training program as an important opportunity to help offset a portion of long-term funding cuts to workforce training in Massachusetts. This paper describes the SNAP E&T Program, which funds workforce training and related supports like transportation and childcare for people receiving training.

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To participate effectively in our democracy, people need clear and reliable information about policy choices facing the Commonwealth. MassBudget makes that information available to everyone, providing independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies, as well as economic issues, with particular attention to the effects on low- and middle-income children and adults.

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