PHENOM supports an equitable and strong economy in the Commonwealth, ensuring public higher education as a priority in the state’s budget. Fees, debt, wages, housing, food, and academic equity must be addressed justly.
The Endowment Tax
The Endowment Tax, sponsored by Natalie Higgins and Christine Barber, would redistribute wealth in Massachusetts from private equity to public education.
““I think that it’s especially important that [Amherst College] try to use the endowment in a way that promotes service and that promotes education for people and that serves the greater good.”Melanie Huqs, junior at Amherst College
“Not every student has the opportunity to go to Harvard or MIT, but their endowments have the opportunity to make sure every single resident of Massachusetts can get a college degree,”Natalie Higgins, state representative
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