November 01, 2005

Municipal Financial Data: 35th Edition

In order to help address the "relentless squeeze" on municipal finances in Massachusetts, the state should dedicate 40 percent of tax revenues to local aid and develop a new system for benchmarking local costs, according to the Foundation's 35th annual analysis of local revenues and spending. In addition to a review of overall trends in local finances, the report includes financial data and property tax rates for every city and town in the Commonwealth.