Massachusetts to Launch Online Public Policy Simulator

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On July 31, the state of Massachusetts signed into law a new tax on software services that was to raise revenue for transportation projects and education programs. Less than two months later, after intense criticism from technology firms that said the law would stifle innovation and cost jobs, lawmakers repealed the tax.
Estimating the financial impact of a new public policy is an uncertain science at best, even for the most experienced government official. But is it possible Massachusetts legislators could have avoided the software tax fiasco? What if they ...

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