( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) Cape Wind will not decrease the price of energy in Massachusetts. The Cape Wind project was always a bad deal, in the larger sense that the subsidies needed to bring the project online were far greater than justified by such green-energy benefits as it would confer. And now we find out that the…Read More »
Here’s BHI’s latest op-ed on municipal health insurance reform, published in the Boston Herald.
Firefighters from across Massachusetts recently urged legislators to spare cuts to local aid. They also used their State House visit to push back on proposed changes in municipal health insurance. But in arguing against a much-needed tool for municipal leaders, firefighters overplayed their hand. Legislators…
Study: Health Care Legislation Will Cost up to 700,000 Jobs by 2019
Beacon Hill Institute study released today shows massive job losses under Obamacare
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Americans for Tax Reform Foundation today released a study conducted
by the Beacon Hill Institute on the job losses that will result from the passage of President Obama’s healthcare plan. The 18-page study —…
(BOSTON) – A new survey conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center for the Beacon Hill Institute shows that 69% of Massachusetts voters oppose a requirement under which private contractors who perform public projects must hire workers through union hiring halls. The finding is important because the requirement is a key feature of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), which are…Read More »
( – promoted by Garrett Quinn) David Tuerck writing in today’s Boston Globe: Candidates for office who want to challenge this blue-state attachment to high taxes have an important fact on their side: The “frayed-safety-net” argument doesn’t hold water. The Beacon Hill Institute calculated per-capita spending by state and local government in Massachusetts on three categories of safety-net services –…Read More »
“TELing” it like it is: How Massachusetts could eliminate its structural deficit and still spend generously on safety-net programs (BOSTON) In a new study entitled Massachusetts Fiscal Policy: The Legend v. the Facts, the Beacon Hill Institute shows how Massachusetts could eliminate the “structural deficit” in its state budget and still spend generously on safety-net services. The solution is to…Read More »
(BOSTON, December 16, 2009) – After examining the state’s slide into a recession and the prospects for recovery, The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University (BHI)released its revised forecast of Massachusetts state tax revenues for fiscal year FY2010 and a new forecast for FY2011.
The Institute’s forecasts for state tax revenues are:
• For FY 2010 (ending June 30, 2010):…