Clayton-Matthew explains resurgent growth overtaken by impacts from tax and sequestration


Mass. loses 5,500 jobs in March; jobless rate 6.4%

Ira Kantor | The Boston Herald | Thursday, April 18, 2013

Massachusetts job growth took a hit last month as payroll tax increases and federal budget cuts have begun to grip the local economy tighter, particularly in sectors like construction, manufacturing and professional, scientific, and business services, experts said today.

Clayton-Matthews predicts short-run economic impact from the Boston Lockdown is similar to a snowstorm


What the Boston Lockdown Might Cost By YUVAL ROSENBERG | The Fiscal Times | April 19, 2013 The manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bombing suspect has largely shut down the city and its surrounding areas, as authorities asked residents in Boston and a number of nearby neighborhoods to stay indoors. Boston Logan International Airport remained open and was operating […]

Dukakis Center Study Provides Transportation Funding Summary


Third time a charm for transportation plan?

Senate measure seeks compromise between House and Patrick

CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013

AFTER DAYS OF POSTURING from both sides, Gov. Deval Patrick and legislative leaders may finally huddle mid-field to agree on a smaller transportation finance plan that whittles down operating gaps at MassDOT and the MBTA and provides some funding for capital investments, but holds the line on sizable tax increases.

Dukakis Center Compares Proposed Transportation Budgets


Could the Senate plan provide common ground? CommonWealth | GABRIELLE GURLEY | April 11, 2013 THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE is preparing to vote on a transportation finance plan that is bigger than the $500 million House version Gov. Deval Patrick threatened to veto but still well below the $1 billion package the governor wanted. What’s unclear is whether the […]

Albright, Bluestone, and Clayton-Matthews Explain Trends in MA Population Rise

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Boom in immigration fuels state population rise Middlesex, Suffolk counties add most By Matt Carroll  |  The Boston Globe |   APRIL 08, 2013 Driven by a boom in immigration, the Boston area grew by about 55,000 residents in a recent two-year period, according to new county population estimates by the US Census Bureau. The population growth in […]

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