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Monthly Archives: November 2009

The November issue of City and Town is now available … Posted on Nov 30

The Division of Local Services is pleased to announce that the next issue of City and Town is now available online. Articles of interest include a look back at how the legal concept of "home rule" developed in Massachusetts and how it fits in the   …Continue Reading The November issue of City and Town is now available …

Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray and their Cabinet meet with the Commonwealth’s Newest Mayors: Focus on Innovation, Education, Infrastructure and Regionalism Posted on Nov 20

Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray and their Cabinet meet with the Commonwealth’s Newest Mayors: Focus on Innovation, Education, Infrastructure and Regionalism

Governor Deval Patrick, Lt. Governor Tim Murray, and their cabinet officials met last week with newly elected mayors from across the state. The meeting was held both to congratulate each mayor and to reiterate the administration’s commitment to partnering with local leaders to provide the services   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick, Lt. Governor Murray and their Cabinet meet with the Commonwealth’s Newest Mayors: Focus on Innovation, Education, Infrastructure and Regionalism

Sales tax on beer, wine and alcohol exceeding estimates Posted on Nov 10

It's not exactly stop-the-presses stuff, but it turns out that for the first two months of collections, the imposition of the sales tax on beer, wine and alcohol in Massachusetts has exceeded projections by about 33 percent. The tax took effect August 1, but revenue   …Continue Reading Sales tax on beer, wine and alcohol exceeding estimates

9C revisions to Cherry Sheets for Fiscal Year 2010 Posted on Nov 6

Governor Deval Patrick announced his plans to reduce state spending in light of the projected $600 million shortfall in state revenues on October 29, 2009. Governor Patrick's plans included spending reductions under M.G.L. Ch 29, Section 9C that will impact state aid to cities, towns and   …Continue Reading 9C revisions to Cherry Sheets for Fiscal Year 2010

October revenues: Trick or treat? Posted on Nov 6

The October revenue numbers have been published  and they show a monthly collection of $1.223 billion that is $72 million more than a year ago and $22 million better than the revised benchmark set for the month on October 15th. Time to break out the champagne?   …Continue Reading October revenues: Trick or treat?