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2009

Month

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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

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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

Month

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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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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


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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

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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

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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

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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


Month

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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