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The State Reneges – Again

There was an article in the Globe last week about several cities and towns who were promised state funding if they adopted special zoning laws. The zoning changes were passed – but not the funding. The state isn’t living up to its end of the bargain.

This isn’t a new behavior. Talk to your favorite town budgeter about special ed circuit breaker funding, regional high school transportation funding, or lottery fund distribution. Those are just the ones off the top of my head. The state is not a trustworthy budgetary partner.

You can be sure I’ll be reminding people of these facts if Town Meeting is asked to consider the Community Preservation Act (CPA) again. Fool me once. . . .