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Mass. State Legislature Holds Hearing on Bill to Close Tax Loophole

On Tuesday, June 9 a public hearing was held before the Joint Committee on Revenue regarding a measure that would close the “water’s edge” loophole. This tax loophole allows companies to avoid taxes they would otherwise owe by shifting profits to offshore tax havens around the globe.

Nathan Proctor, State Director of Massachusetts Fair Share, testified before the Committee:

“Over the last year, Massachusetts Fair Share has collected more than 7,000 comments and signatures from Massachusetts residents in support of closing a loophole which allows companies to avoid taxes by stashing cash

Head Start celebrates 50 years.

In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson first launched Head Start. Intended to be a cornerstone program of his War on Poverty, Johnson said, "Five- and 6-year-old children are inheritors of poverty's curse, and not its creators. Unless we act, these children will pass it on to the next generation, like a family birthmark. I believe that this is one of the constructive, and one of the most sensible, and also one of the most exciting programs that this nation has ever undertaken."

In the ensuing 50 years, more than 32 million children have benefited from Head Start.

Hillary Clinton Unveils Plan on Immigration

As immigration reform debates fizzled in Congress, Hillary Clinton laid out her committment to immigration reform that would include a path to citizenship.

“The American people support comprehensive immigration reform—not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it strengthens families, our economy, and our country.

Brookings: Expanding Opportunity Through Infrastructure Jobs

In the face of dour news about stagnant wages, rising inequality, and a vanishing middle class, metropolitan areas are raising local minimum wages, experimenting with new apprenticeship programs, and considering a range of other development tools to tackle their workforce challenges. Collectively, these strategies represent crucial steps to boost incomes and improve economic mobility during the recovery. In the same way, infrastructure investment is supporting more and better jobs throughout the country, drawing from a variety of efforts across the public and private sector.

However, the

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