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2009

Month

Cover Story

Focus

November pdf format of nov2009.pdf
What is Home Rule?State Owned Land Valuation in 2009
August pdf format of august2009.pdf
DLS Gateway Enhancements for FY2010
July pdf format of july09.pdf
The Accomplishments of Communities and Their Control Boards
June pdf format of june09.pdf
file size 1MB The Good Old DaysEqualized Valuations (EQV)
May pdf format of may09.pdf
Communication Key During Recertification Process
April pdf format of april09.pdf
New Impacts on Audits of Local GovernmentsMotor Vehicle Excise
January/ February pdf format of jan_feb09.pdf
Feasibility Studies for School Construction ProjectsPublic Library Funding

2008

Month

Cover Story

Focus

December pdf format of december08.pdf
Understanding & Applying the New Intermunicipal Agreements LawSpending on Snow & Ice Removal
October/November pdf format of oct_nov08.pdf
file size 1MB

Community Preservation (CPA) State Match Update (Cover Story and Focus)

Special Section on Municipal Finance Law Seminars

September pdf format of september08.pdf
A Primer on Financial Aspects of Special EducationTelephone Central Valuation - Trials and Tribulations
August pdf format of august08.pdf
Special Purpose Stabilization Funds: A Long-Term Planning ToolA Ten-Year Perspective on Proposition 2 1/2 Overrides
July pdf format of july08.pdf
Gateway Expands to all Cities, Towns and Districts for Submission On-lineFiscal 2008 Average Single Family Tax Bills and Assessed Values
June pdf format of june08.pdf

Valuing Classified Forest Land - FY2009

Calibration of Municipal Residential Recycling Rates Explained
May pdf format of may08.pdf
What are Excess and Deficiency Funds?State House Notes Program, FY1998 - FY2007
April pdf format of april08.pdf
Preparing Your Case for Appeal at the Appellate Tax BoardNew Growth: History & Numbers
March pdf format of march08.pdf
House 2: The Patrick-Murray Administration's Second Budget ProposalMunicipal Bond Ratings
January pdf format of january08.pdf
DLS Gateway: Pilot Testing and Rollout PlansThe Cost of School Based Medicaid in Massachusetts

2007

Month

Cover Story

Focus

December pdf format of december.pdf
Regional AssessingExcise Tax Revenue Throttling Down
October/November pdf format of oct_nov.pdf
IT Disaster Recovery Planning for Small TownsFY07 Single-Family Average Tax Bills and Assessed Values
September pdf format of september.pdf
FY08 Certification Land ReviewThe MERIT Plan: Property Tax Relief for Veterans
July/August pdf format of july_aug.pdf
Municipal Affairs Coordinating Council Cabinet ConvenesThe Shift Was On - Split Tax Rates FY92 - FY06
Focus Table of Communities that have shifted, FY00 - FY06 xls format of ShiftChart_CT8_07.xls
June pdf format of june.pdf
DLS Gateway brings Local Officials' Submissions OnlineSewer Rate Relief, FY04 to FY07
May pdf format of may.pdf
Equalized Valuations and Measuring Ability to Pay for Chapter 702006 Equalized Valuations
April pdf format of april.pdf
Lowering the Cost of Health Care: What Are You Paying in Brokerage Commissions?Task Force on Municipal Collections
March pdf format of march.pdf
Robert G. Nunes Named Director of Municipal AffairsSuperintendency Unions
January pdf format of january.pdf
Outside Annual AuditsMunicipal Databank Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

2006

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Cover Story

Focus

November pdf format of november.pdf
Boston's Wireless InitiativeThe Community Software Consortium
October pdf format of october.pdf
Municipal Option to Join the GICFY07 CPA State Matching Funds Distributed
August/September pdf format of aug_sept.pdf
Municipal License SuspensionFY2007 Cherry Sheets
June/July pdf format of june_july.pdf
New On-Line Financial Forecasting ToolOther Post-Employment Benefits
May pdf format of may.pdf
Energy Cost ManagementPublic Library Funding
April pdf format of april.pdf
Office of Watershed Management PILOT ProgramHow was State Owned Land Valued for 2005?
March pdf format of march.pdf
Budgeting for the Cost of Retirees' PensionsThe Evolution of the City or Town Charter
February pdf format of february.pdf
The Advantages of Online Bill PaymentsMunicipal Expenditures: Proper Public Purposes
January pdf format of january.pdf
Affordable Housing Valuation IssuesAn Analysis of the Treatment of Municipal Revenues

2005


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Focus

November/December pdf format of nov_dec.pdf
Health Insurance for Municipal EmployeesA Report from the Municipal Finance Task Force
October pdf format of october.pdf
Kelo & Eminent Domain PolicyFY2004 Equalized Valuations
September pdf format of september.pdf
Changes in Proc. Regs. to Streamline HAC AppealsFY05 Average-Single Family Tax Bills and Assessed Values
July/August pdf format of july_aug.pdf
New Local Officials Directory Available OnlineStabilizing Property Taxes in Volatile Real Estate Markets
June pdf format of june.pdf
Why is the Income Approach to Value Used?New Web-Based Income and Expense Forms
May pdf format of may.pdf
SJC Issues Decision in the Hancock CaseThe MA Water Pollution Abatement Trust--A Primer
April pdf format of april.pdf
2005 State-Owned Land ValuationEmployee Health Insurance in MA: Condition Serious
March pdf format of march.pdf
DOR Seeks Help in Recording Paternity EstablishmentsCommunity Preservation Act
February pdf format of february.pdf
The MA Uniform Electronic Transaction ActCircuit Breaker Update
January pdf format of january.pdf
The Power of Chapter 40RFY06 Revenue Forecast
2004


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Cover Story

Focus

November/December pdf format of nov_dec.pdf
Income & Expense Request, etc., & ATB DismissalsMWRA Upgrades Regional Water System
October pdf format of october.pdf
Procurement & Administration of Audit ServicesChanges in Reporting & Funding Post Employment Benefit Costs
September pdf format of september.pdf
Recent Development Under the Open Meeting LawFY04 Average-Single Family Tax Bill & Assessed Value
July/August pdf format of jul_aug.pdf
Interim Year Adjustment ReportingTimely Tax Rate Setting
June pdf format of june.pdf
FY04 Wrap Up"Pay As You Throw" Trash Fees--Can They Work In Your Community
May pdf format of may.pdf
Avoiding Data Protection DisastersRecent Cherry Sheet Trends
April pdf format of april.pdf
Supplemental Tax Assessments on New ConstructionProperty Tax Primer: Billing, Abatements & Appeals
March pdf format of march.pdf
Construction Reform Plus Low Interest Equals New SchoolsMotor Vehicle Excise Update
February pdf format of february.pdf
School Department Revolving FundsMunicipal Bond Ratings
January pdf format of january.pdf
FY05 Budget OutlookStudy of Educational and Property Tax Exemptions
2003


Month

Cover Story

Focus

November/December pdf format of nov_dec.pdf
WFB Works for Cities and Towns

Proposition 2½ Referendum Trends

October pdf format of october.pdf
Electronic Funds Transfer for Wage WithholdingsThe Tax Levy
September pdf format of september.pdf
DLS' E-Government InitiativesMunicipal Readiness for E-Government
July/August pdf format of july_aug.pdf
UMAS Manual Update Completed2002 Equalized Valuations
June pdf format of june.pdf
Overview of School Lunch ProgramEDIP: Economic Development Power Tool
May pdf format of may.pdf
Foreclosure Cases in the Land CourtFree Cash: Sources and Trends
April pdf format of april.pdf
Considering In-House RevaluationChapter 653: The New Construction Amendment
March pdf format of march.pdf
The New England Council's 2003 AgendaMunicipal Fees and Charges
February pdf format of february.pdf
State-Owned Land-2005Short-term Borrowing and the State House Note Program
January pdf format of january.pdf
Mass Development: Leveraging Public/Private PartnershipsA Look at FY02 Split Tax Rates
2002


Month

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Focus

November/December pdf format of nov_dec.pdf
FY04 State Budget OutlookSenior Property Tax Relief
October pdf format of october.pdf
A Look at the Massachusetts Public Records LawNew Growth
September pdf format of sept.pdf
FY02 Residential Statistical SummaryFY02 Average Single Family Tax Bills & Assessed Values
July/August pdf format of july_aug.pdf
MA Municipal Early Retirement IncentiveStabilization Funds
June pdf format of 2002june.pdf
PERAC Local Experience Study CompletedSewer Rate Relief Update
May pdf format of 2002may.pdf
MASS.gov: Doorway to InformationSchool Building Assistance Update
April pdf format of 2002april.pdf
State Budget Process and Local AidMEMA and Your Community
March pdf format of 2002march.pdf
Interim Year Adjustments: An Appraisal IssueCan Assessors Change Your Property Value Every Year?
February pdf format of 2002feb.pdf
Implementing GASB 34: A Small Town's PerspectiveFixed Costs
January pdf format of January2002.pdf
A Foundation for Online GovernmentCommunity Preservation Act Update
2001


Month

Cover Story

Focus

November/December pdf format of Nov_Dec2.pdf

Proposition 2½ -- A Look Back

Proposition 2½ -- Referenda Trends

October pdf format of oct_01.pdf
Quality Health Care and Reasonable Costs are not Mutually Exclusive ObjectivesSenior Property Tax Relief, Chapter 40B Amendments
September pdf format of sept_01.pdf
file size 1MB Public Disclosure of Property AssessmentsFY2001 Average Single Family Tax Bills and Assessed Values
July/August pdf format of july_aug01.pdf
State Aid to Public Libraries in Massachusetts2000 Equalized Valuations
June pdf format of june01.pdf
PERAC Achieves Savings for Cities and TownsPopulation Trends in Massachusetts
May pdf format of may01.pdf
Retirement Plus: An OverviewFY01 Municipal Revenue Components
March pdf format of march.pdf
New Office of Educational Quality and AccountabilityCertification and Tax Rate Setting
January pdf format of jan.pdf
Encouraging Student Participation in Local GovernmentMotor Vehicle Excise Receipts Stable
2000


Month

Cover Story

Focus

December pdf format of dec.pdf
New Rules for School Building AssistanceFY2000 Multiple Tax Rates
October/November pdf format of CT1011.pdf
Community Preservation ActNew DOR Website for Businesses
September pdf format of ct2000_09.pdf
Exchange of IdeasSchool Choice
July/August pdf format of july_aug.pdf
Appropriations Contingent on Proposition 2½ ReferendumFY2000 Average Single Family Tax Bills & Assessed Values
June pdf format of june.pdf
What is a Residential Exemption?What's Happening with Charter Schools?
May pdf format of may.pdf
New Electric Generating Plants for MassachusettsRoom Occupancy Revenues
April pdf format of april.pdf
Senior Work-Off Abatement ProgramQuarterly Tax Bills
March pdf format of ct0300.pdf
Audits Reveal Results of Education Reform SpendingWhat in the World is Free Cash?
February pdf format of ct0200.pdf
Y2K - Business as UsualFY1998 Municipal Spending
January pdf format of ctjan00.pdf
"Circuit Breaker" for Low and Moderate Income SeniorsProposition 2½ Referenda
1999


Month

Cover Story

Focus

December pdf format of ct1299.pdf
Capital Improvements ProgramState Public Information Campaign on Y2K
November pdf format of ct1199.pdf
Why Become a City?Create Your Own Custom Reports
OctoberProtecting the Community's InterestMotor Vehicle Excise
September pdf format of CT0999.PDF
FY2000 Automated Tax Rate RecapitulationFY1999 Average Single Family Tax Bills & Assessed Values
July/August pdf format of CT7&899.PDF
State-Owned Land to be RevaluedOverlay Reserve
June pdf format of CT0699.PDF
New Local Option Law Supports Brownfields RedevelopmentLocal Revenue Components
April/May pdf format of CT4&599.PDF
Legislative Changes Affecting the Appellate Tax Board1998 Equalized Valuations
March pdf format of CT0399.PDF
Open Space Acquisition ProgramsElderly Exemptions
February pdf format of CT0299.PDF
Qualified BondsStabilization Funds
January pdf format of C&T0199.PDF
DLS Pilots Y2K OutreachFY1997 Municipal Spending
1998


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Focus

December pdf format of CT9812.PDF
Financial ForecastingSchool Building Assistance Act
November pdf format of CT98NOV.PDF
Education Reform and AccountabilityFY1998 Average Single Family Tax Bills and Assessed Values
September/October pdf format of CT91098.PDF
Local Government Partnership Generates EnthusiasmMunicipal Debt
August pdf format of CT9808.PDF
Abolition of County GovernmentMultiple Tax Rates
June/July pdf format of CT9807.pdf
New Technology Applications AvailableFree Cash Comparisons
May pdf format of CT9805.PDF
Electric and Telecommunications Appraisal CourseA 15 Year Perspective on Proposition 2½ Overrides
April pdf format of CT0498.PDF
The Future of Municipal ComputingTimely Tax Rate Setting
March pdf format of CT0398.PDF
How Often Should a Community Reassess?Effects of New Growth
February pdf format of CT0298.PDF
Options for Title 5 RepairsTrends in Motor Vehicle Excise Collections
January pdf format of CT0198.PDF
Audit CommitteesMassachusetts Municipal Spending
1997


Month

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Focus

November/December pdf format of CT971112.PDF
Managing the Budget ProcessMassachusetts State Revenues and Budgeting Process
October pdf format of CT1097.PDF
Changes to DOE's School Finance RegulationsFY1997 Average-Single Family Tax Bills and Assessed Values
September pdf format of CT9709.PDF
Franklin Regional Council of GovernmentsFY1998 Municipal Revenue Growth Factors
July/August pdf format of CT9707.PDF
Cutting Red Tape - Executive Order 3841996 Equalized Valuations
May/June pdf format of CT9705.PDF
Bulk Sales of ReceivablesMunicipal Revenue Sources
April pdf format of CT9704.PDF
Y2K - Why Care?Free Cash - A Basic Discussion
March pdf format of CT9703.PDF
Accountability in School BudgetingNo Focus Article
February pdf format of CT9702.PDF
Preserving Massachusetts FarmsMassachusetts' School Choice and Charter School Programs
January pdf format of CT9701.PDF
Amended Federal Single Audit Act of 1996Lottery Revenues: A Source of Aid for Municipalities