“What do Businesses and Residents Expect for their Tax Dollars?”

The fact that voters across the Commonwealth have rejected 65% of the Proposition 2% overrides proposed indicates that they are not convinced that public officials are making the most effective use of their tax dollars. Most residents expect local government to provide core services on which every citizen’s wellbeing depends: public safety, public education, and public infrastructure. If we use Worcester as an example, at least one of these services has been short changed.