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Cash assistance for New England's needy

Fiscal Facts , Issue Sum

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Are foundation grant programs a panacea or a problem? (Accountability and education reform, part 3)

Fiscal Facts , Issue Fall , Pages 1-6

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Across the region: six-state review

Despite a markedly improved outlook for state finances, New Englands states still face significant fiscal pressures moving forward into the current and next fiscal years. Prominent among these challenges are two changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs that could significantly increase state health care costs.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 6-10

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Should Internet sales transactions be taxed?

Over the past three years, electronic commerce has grown explosively at rates of 200 to 300 percent per year. After spending just $2.4 billion over the Internet in 1997, consumers transacted about $25 billion in Internet sales in 1999, according to an estimate by Ernst & Young. The firm predicts that the value of on-line transactions will double to $50 billion in the current year. By 2004, says Forrester Research, Internet sales to consumers will reach $184 billion, an annualized growth rate of 49 percent over the five-year period from 2000 to 2004.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 1-4

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Six-state review

It appears that most New England states can look forward to a year in which revenues may equal or exceed budgeted levels.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 6-8

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The federal Medicare prescription drug bill plan: its implications for the New England states

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 contains several provisions that carry significant fiscal implications for the New England states. Chief among these is the new laws treatment of individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 1-5

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State spending for New England's public schools

Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr

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Fiscal facts and myths

Fiscal Facts , Issue Win

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Six-state review

Year-to-date revenues for the first four months of FY2003 were above their FY2002 level in most New England states. Hit hard by dramatically diminished tax receipts and/or increased spending pressures, all six states closed FY2002 with deficits that had to be eliminated by end-of-the-year fiscal measures. The improved revenue collections for the first four months of FY2003 were welcome. General revenues were up in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Sales tax receipts, driven in large part by car purchases induced by manufacturers' offers of zero percent financing, ...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Win , Pages 6-8

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Will the tobacco settlement payments go up in smoke?

In December 1995, Massachusetts attorney general Scott Harshbarger filed a civil suit against the tobacco industry. The Commonwealths lawsuit charged that the tobacco industry had conducted research into the addictive properties of nicotine and used this research to willfully manipulate the nicotine level of cigarettes in order to addict smokers and increase cigarette sales. The lawsuit asked the court for damages to compensate the Commonwealth for expenditures paid to treat smoking-related illnesses. At the time this litigation was filed, Massachusetts was the fifth state in the nation to ...
Fiscal Facts , Issue Spr , Pages 1-5

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