Local Aid Comparisons (FY2013)

The chart below displays local aid comparison quantities for communities in the Second Suffolk and Middlesex District. Click here for an expanded Excel spreadsheet including the same data for all communities in the state. A few observations: Arlington achieves a relatively great increase in total local aid (line 19); the change comes in the Chapter […]

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, […]