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Tokenism for Taxpayers

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

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January 31, 2009
by Eugene Reed
Property taxpayers have long been at the mercy of municipal assessors and their secretive “art” of assessing.
Last year the Nottingham property owners located around Pawtuckaway Lake were shocked to find that their properties had been singled out for a large increase in assessed values. The residents organized and were successful [...]

Rochester: What a successful taxpayer organization does

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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January 30, 2009
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Rochester taypayer group offers suggestions to city officials to help cut costs
ROCHESTER— The Rochester Concerned Taxpayers Association is calling for the city’s elected officials to take a hard look at possible avenues that would lessen municipal spending.
This would include freezing all non-union employee wages, inviting unions back to the table to renegotiate contracts, [...]

Despite economy, Bedford looks for raises

Friday, January 30th, 2009

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January 30, 2009
Bedford Journal
The Bedford school district deliberative session will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Bedford High School Theatre.
At the session, registered voters will be given a presentation of the proposed operating budget and other warrant articles. Voters will be able to discuss each item on the warrant, and then either [...]

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