Editorial: Split tax rate not good for Worcester’s long-term health

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Worcester city councilors don’t have to research ancient history to help them with their upcoming vote on tax reclassification.

They only need to go back to March of this year, when Primetals Technologies Ltd., a maker of equipment for steel mills, made the decision to leave Worcester for nearby Sutton.

While the company was cutting its workforce anyway, due to moving some business to Ohio, the Sutton decision takes 275 jobs out of Worcester and, also of equal importance, takes another business off the tax rolls.

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