Supporting smart policies that strengthen the Bay State's economy
Massachusetts’ divided state government faced a state budget shortfall of nearly $1 billion in 2016, the second-largest deficit in the country. Lawmakers were pressed to cut public services ranging from healthcare to law enforcement to education. Our members are warning that cuts to pre-K could threaten Massachusetts’ top-notch education system and economy in the years to come. Research shows that investments in quality early education can ultimately improve the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce―vital to Massachusetts’ economy.