Ready for a little ‘madness’? Bracketing Worcester’s priorities

Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal

Worcester’s current median residential tax bill is $3,454, while the median commercial tax bill is $8,716. For that price, the city’s taxpayers are purchasing an impressive array of services, including:

• Universally accessible elementary and secondary education;

• Maintenance of nearly 450 miles of free roads supported by approximately 700 miles of public sidewalk;

• A safety network that provides police protection and fire response;

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