Tag Archives: fiscal responsibility

Municipal Health Care Benefits – Can Taxpayers Afford Them Anymore?

Just in time for municipal budget season the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and the Boston Foundation have come out with a report comparing municipal health care benefits for 14 communities with plans offered by the Group Insurance Commission, the Federal Government and the Private Sector. http://www.masstaxpayers.org/p… While most would have anticipated that the benefits provided to municipal employees were more costly…

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Patrick needs to cut more

In today’s Boston Globe article titled “Patrick takes aim at agency salaries” Governor Patrick has decided to take aim at the salaries of some of the top executives in 42 independent state agencies. I applaud this move as being a good first step but Patrick needs to go further. Base salaries for the chiefs at the agencies – not including…

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