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Business Confidence Plummets

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy News | April 7, 2020

The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index recorded the largest monthly drop in its history during March as the COVID-19 pandemic unraveled the global economy. Confidence dropped 21.9 points to 40.2 on a 100-point scale, moving the reading into pessimistic territory for the first time since October 2013. The largest monthly decline in confidence […]

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Here is Where We Stand on Transportation

Budget, Tax, & Finance News | January 31, 2020

Editor’s note – The following excerpts are from a letter than AIM sent on Wednesday to House Speaker Robert DeLeo outlining the association’s views on transportation. Brooke Thomson is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs at AIM, which represents 3,500 companies in all industries located throughout Massachusetts. AIM supports policies and responsible new investment to […]

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More Substance, Fewer Stunts in Education Debate

Budget, Tax, & Finance News | September 12, 2019

A so-called “beach party” set up outside the State House last week by education funding advocates was a disrespectful and frivolous stunt carried out by people who should instead be focused on the well-being and economic futures of Massachusetts schoolchildren. The point of the beach party, complete with beach balls and shaved ice with flavors […]

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An Open Letter to Raise Up Massachusetts

Budget, Tax, & Finance | August 26, 2019

Editor’s note – Raise Up Massachusetts, the coalition of community organizations, religious groups and labor unions behind the so-called “millionaires tax,” sent an open letter to legislators last week maintaining that “the current transportation and education funding crisis” is the responsibility of the business community. AIM President and CEO John Regan responds.

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Budget Assumes EMAC Assessment Will End in December

Budget, Tax, & Finance Health Care Costs News | July 25, 2019

Sometimes the real value of legislation is found in the things left out of a bill.

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Income Surtax Would Chase Away Businesses, Jobs

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy News | July 24, 2019

As Massachusetts lawmakers gather tomorrow for another attempt to impose a massive income surtax on family business, a new analysis by Bloomberg news demonstrates the devastating impact of tax increases on economic activity.Data from the Internal Revenue Service and the Census Bureau shows that business owners and entrepreneurs are heading for the exits in high-tax states and bringing their income to states such as Florida and South Carolina.

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Income Surtax Would Drive Out Employers, Revenue

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy News | June 11, 2019


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The Millionaires Tax is a Failure

Budget, Tax, & Finance News | April 11, 2019

The “millionaires tax” is a failure.

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AIM, Coalition Ask Legislature to Limit MassHealth Assessment

Budget, Tax, & Finance Health Care Costs News | April 8, 2019

A diverse coalition of organizations ranging from AIM to groups representing human services providers and home-care aides urged key legislators today not to extend the two-year assessment imposed on employers last year to close a financial gap at the state’s MassHealth insurance program.

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Senate President Calls for ‘Bold Steps’

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy News | March 15, 2019

  Senate President Karen E. Spilka today called for Massachusetts to take “bold steps” to address issues such as transportation, education, health-care costs and economic development in the face of relentless changes to the state economy.

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