Money Woes

It's override season in Massachusetts, a time when many voters will decide whether to approve tax increases above the two and a half percent allowed by state law. But this year the override debates are especially divisive — in large part because of the sluggish economy.

Some communities are resorting to shutting down schools for a half day each week, or having unstructured study halls in school cafeterias, some library hours have been curtailed and there have been cuts in public safety and public works.

But many residents say if they have to tighten their belts, their communities should too. Join Radio Boston as we look at the override debate in some cities and towns and ask — isn't there a better way to pay for municipal services?


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