While all politics may indeed be local, all recessions are not.
The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-profit Washington D.C. budget and policy think tank that pays special attention to state finances, has just released a report on states' fiscal pictures and the portrait remains dark and gloomy.
Only Montana and North Dakota, states bouyed by mineral-rich economies, have avoided fiscal distress.
The combined budget gap in the states for FY 10 and FY 11 is in the neighborhood of $350 billion. Federal stimulus funds of about $140 billion will offset this gap by about 40 percent, but the stimulus money will run out at the time when the gaps between revenues and expenditures are growing wider, in FY11.
Top priority: protecting the taxpayer and the Commonwealth’s revenue posted on Oct 8
With identity theft on the rise, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue is taking new steps to combat the problem and protect taxpayers. In some cases, this means asking taxpayers to take a quiz before getting their state refund check. DOR is teaming up with LexisNexis …Continue Reading Top priority: protecting the taxpayer and the Commonwealth’s revenue
Thinking about the next step in your career? posted on Oct 3
Dust off that resume! The Department of Revenue is holding a Diversity Career Fair and your next job could be right around the corner. DOR has a number of exciting employment opportunities now available and will have more openings throughout the year. Whether you’re looking …Continue Reading Thinking about the next step in your career?
Mission Accomplished posted on Sep 15
They are two dogs with a very unique trick. Meet Fillmore and Max, a canine pair trained specifically to sniff out tobacco. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue recently teamed up with Altria representatives and their tobacco sniffing dogs for a two-day tobacco drive in an …Continue Reading Mission Accomplished