Budget & Taxes

Peace and Justice Agenda 2021

Ryan Tax Plan / Peoples Budget Protest

A Moral Budget (S.1866 / H.2989)

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE MORAL BUDGET TO REVIVE, REPAIR AND REBUILD OUR ECONOMY

This Act calls on Congress to pass a federal MORAL BUDGET that creates millions of jobs, invests in infrastructure, moves towards single-payer healthcare, makes college free, expands housing, makes corporations and those with high incomes pay their fair share, and reduces military spending. This Act also forms a commission to report on the impact this re-prioritized budget would have on Massachusetts.

Assigned to Committee: Revenue

Moral Budget Fact Sheet

Read the Bill Text

Presenters: Rep. Jay Livingstone, Sen. Paul Feeney

Cosponsors in the State House

  • Rep. Jay Livingstone
  • Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
  • Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis
  • Rep. Steven Owens
  • Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven
  • Rep. Christine Barber
  • Rep. Carol Doherty
  • Rep. Kay Khan

Cosponsors in the State Senate

  • Sen. Paul Feeney
  • Sen. Jo Comerford

 

Taxpayers’ Right to Know (S.2031H.3123)

AN ACT PROVIDING FEDERAL AND STATE BUDGET INFORMATION TO RESIDENTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH

Send Massachusetts residents a summary of where their tax dollars have gone each year in an effort to educate citizens on how their money is being spent.

Assigned to Committee: State Administration & Regulatory Oversight

Taxpayers’ Right to Know Fact Sheet

Read the Bill Text

Presenters: Rep. Carol A. Doherty, Sen. Jo Comerford

Cosponsors in the State House

  • Rep. Carol Doherty
  • Rep. Marcos Devers
  • Rep. Patrick Kearney
  • Rep. Jack Lewis
  • Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa
  • Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven

Cosponsors in the State Senate

  • Sen. Jo Comerford

 

See our full 2021 Commonwealth Peace and Justice Agenda here