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With plummeting revenues, state should impose a temporary tax increaseBoston Globe

Alan Clayton Matthews, Michael Goodman, Alicia Sasser-Modestino  |  May 22, 2020

By Alan Clayton Matthews, Michael Goodman, and Alicia Sasser-Modestino, includes “… Given the balanced budget mandate, how can the Commonwealth avoid painful cuts to essential social services, local aid to cities and towns, and investments in K-12 and higher education? History shows that spending cuts are more harmful than tax increases during recessions — especially in a downturn expected to be sharp but short like this one. …”

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