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Mayor Recommends 8.0% Budget Increase
 Increased spending driven by Schools, Planning Department, and Fixed Costs
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School Budget Process Needs Substantial Improvement
Questions Remain as the School Committee Moves Toward FY25 Budget Approval
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Decisions Ahead: Preparing for the End of ARPA
Boston has used ARPA funds to tackle a spectrum of challenges, what's next as funds run out?
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BPS Budget: The Crucial Role of the Boston School Committee
The Boston School Committee must fully embrace their exclusive duty of thoroughly scrutinizing, modifying, and ultimately approving the school budget.
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School Spending Projected to Drop $83.8M
City’s Share of BPS Budget Grows Significantly as all-funds budget eliminates 393.1 FTE positions
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Research Bureau In the News

Boston Tax Bill May Open Up Election Year Debate
By Colin Young | SHNS | April 2, 2024

Stopping Boston’s ‘doom loop’ means it must face its tax woes
Editorial | The Boston Globe | March 29, 2024

Boston Mayor Wu rolls out ’emergency’ plan to increase commercial tax rates
By Gayla Cawley | Boston Herald | March 28, 2024

With federal aid ending, Boston schools will see cuts — and changes — under latest budget
By Max Larking | WBUR | March 28, 2024

Boston School Committee approves $1.5 billion spending plan and staff reductions
By James Vaznis | The Boston Globe | March 27, 2024

With federal aid ending, Boston schools will see cuts — and changes — under latest budget
By Max Larkin | WBUR | March 27, 2024

Boston School Committee slated to vote tonight on $1.5B spending plan & staff reductions
By James Vaznis | The Boston Globe | March 27, 2024

‘Woefully inadequate:’ Watchdog organization calls for broad changes to BPS budget process
By Grace Zokovitch | Boston Herald | March 22, 2024

Boston school spending is too opaque: The School Committee should demand more transparency from BPS
Editorial | The Boston Globe | March 25, 2024

Decisions ahead: Preparing for the end of Covid-19 relief funds in Boston
Opinion | Dorchester Reporter | March 14, 2024

Boston city revenue picture faces downside from commercial real estate
By Christina Baker | The Bond Buyer | March 4, 2024

As office market slump continues, more downtown property owners are seeking tax breaks
By Catherine Carlock | The Boston Globe | February 26, 2024

Boston could face budget woes as office building values dip, report says
By Catherine Carlock | The Boston Globe | February 15, 2024

Boston landlords are ready to fight the city on building value
By Greg Ryan | Boston Business Journal | January 4, 2024

New growth takes center stage as Boston sets its FY2024 tax rates
BMRB Commentary | Dorchester Reporter | December 28, 2023

Research Spotlight

FY25 SCHOOL BUDGET
A time for change

  School Budget Process Needs Substantial Improvement

      The Crucial Role of the Boston School Committee

      School Spending Projected to Drop $83.8M

 

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