Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Pushes Municipal Relief Package

Piazza, Johanna
May 2003
Bond Buyer;5/15/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31636, p6
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In an effort to relieve at least some of the fiscal burden faced by cities and towns in Massachusetts, lieutenant governor Kerry Healey urged legislators to approve a municipal relief package estimated to save the localities 50 million dollar to 75 million dollar annually through the elimination of various inefficiencies at the municipal level. The House expects to debate on the relief package during the week of May 27, 2003. The administration's package includes a number of restructuring initiatives, such as, ability for cities and towns to move funds within their accounts, a reduction in the maximum health care coverage contribution, and permission to post public notices electronically instead of in newspapers.


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