Road Repairs

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Baker Approves $200M To Repair Roads, Bridges

Cities and towns in Massachusetts will soon have more money to fix local roads and bridges.

04/09/2015

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Report: Bridge, Highway Repairs Millions Over Budget, Late

Bridge and highway repairs in Massachusetts are millions of dollars over budget while running years behind schedule, according to a new report.

08/15/2011

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Curious About the Use of Excise Tax

I’m curious about excise tax. Why does Massachusetts have this? This “extra” tax is supposed to go to our roads here in the Commonwealth, but does it really? Roads in our cities and towns are a disgrace and we’re paying an extra excise tax on top of what we’re already paying in outrageous property taxes. If we are going to continue to allow cities and towns the ability to charge excise why can’t it be mandated that this money be allocated for roadway improvements only? – Jim

WBZ-TV–03/23/2011