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Boston's FY23 Spending Plan Set
Boston's FY23 approved budget totals $3.99B, a growth of 5.9% over FY22. Find out more about Mayor Wu's first budget in this Research Update.
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Future of BPS: Avoiding State Takeover with Partnership
Partnership with DESE & Boston, will BPS meet the goals.
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State Legislature Considers Boston Real Estate Transfer Fee
A Home Rule Petition allowing Boston to impose a transfer fee on certain real estate transactions in the City of Boston - housing will be the beneficiary.
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Mayor Wu:
FY23 Proposed Budget responds to “A moment of urgency and possibility”
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Research Bureau In the News

Shattuck Awards honor service to Boston
By Camilo Fonseca | The Boston Globe | September 25, 2022

2022 Shattuck Awards recognize 13 Boston civic leaders
By Boston Herald Staff | Boston Herald | September 24, 2022

With upcoming leadership transition, what’s next in the effort to diversify the Boston Fire Department?
By Danny McDonald | The Boston Globe | June 25, 2022

Three takeaways from Mayor Wu’s address to Boston think tank
By Saraya Wintersmith | WGBH News | June 1, 2022

Sticker shock: The real cost of overhauling Boston’s crumbling schools
By Scott Van Voorhis | Contrarian Boston | May 15, 2022

Clock is ticking to find new Boston Public Schools superintendent
By Marie Szaniszlo | Boston Herald | April 24, 2022

Boston is leaning more on property taxes during the pandemic
By Greg Ryan | Boston Business Journal | February 7, 2022

Viewpoint: City Hall will see marked change in allocating public resources
By Pam Kocher | Boston Business Journal | January 28, 2022

Boston councilor proposes ‘Mass and Cass’ property tax break
By Greg Ryan | Boston Business Journal | February 7, 2022

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