Black Box Budget: Late, Loaded, and Lacking Transparency

Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Senior Fellow in Economic Opportunity Eileen McAnneny about the features and flaws of the recently passed 2024 Massachusetts state budget now waiting for Governor Healey’s approval.

Eileen McAnneny is a Senior Fellow in Economic Opportunity at Pioneer Institute. She was formerly president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, and has experience in government relations, public policy, advocacy, and management in both the public and private sectors. She was president and CEO of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Director of Public Policy at Fidelity Investments, and served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, where she focused on healthcare and tax policy issues. McAnneny served on the state’s 2007 Tax Commission and was formerly a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Revenue of the Massachusetts legislature. In 2018, she served as Vice Chair of the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation. She is a cofounder of the Massachusetts Employers Health Coalition, serves on the Group Insurance Commission, is on the board of the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, and is secretary of the National Taxpayers Conference. McAnneny holds a bachelor’s degree in politic science, cum laude, from Tufts University and earned her juris doctorate in law from Suffolk University Law School.

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