Monthly Archives: December 2012

Mayor Thatcher Kezer III on Amesbury Tax Rate

Mayor Thatcher Kezer III of Amesbury, in response to some disagreements with the Newburyport Daily News over the municipal tax situation in Amesbury, did a posting on Facebook rebutting the position of the paper. I have cut and pasted that … Continue reading

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Governor's Mid Year Cuts Are Here- Local Aid as Well

The Governor today announced his mid-year budget cuts in response to the revenue shortfalls being experienced by the state. They are below, and they include a 1% cut to unrestricted local aid. The Governor also tapped the rainy day fund … Continue reading

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Municipal Tax Rates and Surpluses

Municipal budgeting, like most everything in government that relates to taxation, has become highly politicized. And like much that occurs in budgeting those politics, in many instances, show that budgetary doublespeak is not restricted to federal politicians. Municipal budgets are … Continue reading

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Remembering Foreman-Lyle

Many know that I have been a boxing fan for my entire life. So the political blog takes a look back at one of the greatest heavyweight fights that I have ever seen, the non-title bout between George Foreman and … Continue reading

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