Update: Early Retirement Incentive For Teachers

In response to a proposal initially made by the Arlington teachers’ union, and after considerable consultation with many affected parties and experts, the members of the Arlington legislative delegation (Senator Donnelly, Reps. Garballey and Kauffman and myself) have developed and committed to support the amendment appearing below to the municipal relief bill. It will be […]

Local Aid in State Budget Perspective

State operating agencies have taken substantial cuts during the recession, deeper than the average municipal operating department in Massachusetts. State agencies are looking at absolute three-year cuts of about 8% from FY08 to FY11, while municipal operating budgets (even after taking local aid cuts and paying for health care) increase approximately 3%. At both levels, […]