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Public Policy Advocacy

Since 1977, the Massachusetts High Technology Council has developed an unmatched record of success by unifying CEO and senior executive decision makers to advance strategies that impact the most critical public policy decisions facing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, its job creators, and its citizens. The Council’s advocacy is member-directed, data-driven, and non-partisan.

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Public Policy Advocacy: Legislative Memos, Testimony, & Statements

2023

November 6, 2023
Council Testimony for the Joint Committee on Financial Services in Support of H.961, An Act Establishing Portable Benefit Accounts for App-based-delivery Drivers

October 30, 2023
Council Testimony for the Joint Committee on Education in Support of H.592/S.256, An Act to Create and Expand Student Pathways to Success; H.564, An Act Incentivizing the Awarding of Industry-Recognized Credentials; and H.444, An Act to Expand the Use of Career and Academic Plans

October 4, 2023
Council Testimony Before the Joint Committee on Education Regarding H.495 and S.246, An Act Empowering Students and Schools to Thrive

October 4, 2023
Council Statement on the Testimony that will be Provided at the Joint Committee on Education’s Hearing on H.495 and S.246, An Act Empowering Students and Schools to Thrive

October 4, 2023
The Council Calls for Stronger Reforms as Governor Healey Signs Tax ‘Relief’ Package

September 26, 2023
Statement from the Council on the Legislature’s Tax Relief Package

September 6, 2023
Joint Statement in Response to the Attorney General’s Decision to Certify the MCAS Ballot Measure

August 18, 2023
Memo Filed with the Attorney General’s Office Challenging the Proposed 2024 Ballot Question to Eliminate the MCAS Exam as a Graduation Requirement

August 18, 2023
Statement from the Council on Memo Filed with the Attorney General’s Office Challenging the Proposed 2024 Ballot Question to Eliminate the MCAS Exam as a Graduation Requirement

July 13, 2023
Council Written Testimony Submitted to the Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity Related to Committee’s July 13, 2023 Hearing

July 12, 2023
The Council Calls for Urgent Action to Enhance Competitiveness Following the Release of CNBC’s 2023 Top States for Business Rankings

June 8, 2023
The Council’s Statement on the Senate’s Tax Reform Proposal

May 16, 2023
Council Testimony Submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue Regarding Bills Dealing with Corporate Tax Rates

May 9, 2023
The Council’s Statement on the Senate’s FY24 Budget Proposal

May 1, 2023
Legislative Memo | Constitutionality of Amending Section 6 of Chapter 62F

May 1, 2023
The Council Warns Against Unconstitutional Amendment to State Tax Revenue Growth Limit

April 27, 2023
Legal Memo | Article 44 Implications of the House Proposed Amendment to G.L.c. 62F, § 6

April 11, 2023
The Council’s Statement on the House’s Tax Reform Proposal

April 10, 2023
Council Testimony for the Joint Committee on Revenue in Support of H.40, Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution ensuring appropriate expenditure of fair share funds; S.14, Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution requiring a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy-day funds; and S.15, Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to cap the state income tax

March 28, 2023
Council Testimony Submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue Regarding House Bill 42, An Act creating tax relief for affordability, competitiveness, and equity

March 28, 2023
Council Testimony Submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue Regarding House Bill 42, An Act creating tax relief for affordability, competitiveness, and equity

March 1, 2023
Council Statement on Governor Healey’s FY24 Budget Proposal

February 23, 2023
The Massachusetts High Technology Council’s 2023 Policy Agenda

2022

November 9, 2022
The Council’s Statement on Question 1

November 9, 2022
The Council Congratulates & Prepares to Partner with Governor-Elect Maura Healey

October 27, 2022
The Council Helps Launch Student Pathways to Success, a New Coalition to Build Education Pathways, Grow Skilled Workforce, Improve Economic Mobility

September 7, 2022
Council Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Passage of Economic Development Priorities

July 21, 2022
Following Collaboration with Council, Massachusetts State Senator Michael Moore Releases Statement on the Senate Advancing a $10 Million Bond Toward the Construction of Cleanroom Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities

June 30, 2022
Council Letter to Legislative Leadership on FY23 Priorities

June 22, 2022
Council Statement on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruling on the Tax Hike Amendment

June 2, 2022
Council Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to 603 CMR 30.00, Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System and Standards for Competency Determination Regulations 

May 20, 2022
Council Letter to Senate leadership regarding FY23 budget amendments

May 9, 2022
Statement before the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

May 4, 2022
Council Statement on Graduated Income Tax Amendment Oral Arguments

April 25, 2022
Council Statement on UI Relief and Innovation Priorities in Governor Baker’s Economic Development Legislation

April 6, 2022
Council Letter to House Ways and Means regarding FY23 budget

March 30, 2022
Statement before the Joint Committee on Financial Services In Support of: H. 4375/4376, An Act defining and regulating the contract-based relationship between network companies and app-based drivers

March 2, 2022
Mass. High Tech Council Supports Governor Baker’s Tax Relief Proposals to Maintain Massachusetts’ Competitiveness

January 27, 2022
Graduated Income Tax Ballot Question is Misleading to Voters, According to Lawsuit