Editorial: Tax rate game-changer – Bringing more informed decision making

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While the Worcester City Council, at last, is beginning to address new revenue options in the Mayor’s Tax Policy Committee report, a report from the Worcester Regional Research Bureau last week offers a different sort of game-changer for navigating the painful annual process in determining the city’s property tax rates.

The Research Bureau report seeks to layer onto the process of setting property tax rates, an approach that’s akin to progressive income taxes: the category in better financial shape would be in a position to pay more.

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