The Landscape

Week two of national unrest, peaceful marches and protests is prompting demands for action on systemic racism in every sector of government.


Today starts Phase Two of reopening. Non-essential retail businesses are allowed to open with new restrictions, as well as many other personal services. Budget writers will welcome the reopening as May’s tax collections were down $262 million, or 13 percent, from 2019. Massachusetts is looking at $2.25 billion less in revenue than it was counting on for the upcoming budget.


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Reopening the Commonwealth:


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