Michael Widmer

Michael Widmer (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Budget Battle Looms

Keller talks budgets with Mass. Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer.


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Fiscal Cliff’s First Impact – Immediate Tax Hikes

If we do go over the fiscal cliff the part that would hit you in the wallet immediately is tax hikes.



Patrick: Unused Snow Removal Money Could Go To Cash-Strapped MBTA

Governor Deval Patrick says it may be possible to use the nearly $40 million surplus in the state’s snow and ice removal budget to help limit service cuts proposed by the T.


The National Debt Clock, a billboard-size digital display showing the increasing US debt, on Sixth Avenue August 1, 2011 in New York. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: What The Debt Ceiling Deal Means For Massachusetts

Now that federal lawmakers have finally hammered out a deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, what does this mean for taxpayers here in Massachusetts?


Report: $20 Billion Health Care Burden Could Crush Towns

A new report says the 50 largest communities in Massachusetts face a “staggering” $20 billion unfunded liability for retiree health care benefits.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Keller @ Large: State’s Financial State

A huge issue in the year 2011 will once again be the fiscal state of Massachusetts.