As Beacon Hill on Wednesday began trying to find consensus on the budget challenges facing the state, key interest groups began jockeying on how best to respond.
The Fund Our Future campaign, which successfully pressured Beacon Hill to boost funding for public schools prior to the pandemic, called for raising revenues to plug the billions of dollars in holes emerging in the state budget.
“Massachusetts has traditionally raised taxes in past recessions, and it’s only right and fair for those who can most afford it – especially the large corporations and wealthy investors who are accumulating sky-high profits during the pandemic – to pay more,” the group said in a statement. “New needs that have emerged due to COVID-19, and pre-existing needs that have not gone away, cannot be sacrificed because of a lack of revenue. It’s time for the legislature to raise the new revenue needed to keep their past promises and fund our future!”
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