BOSTON (CBS) — A huge issue in the year 2011 will once again be the fiscal state of Massachusetts.

According to new reports the forecast is scary.

Jon Keller talks with Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation about how local cities and towns will be affected by the fiscal situation in the state.

Part 1

Part 2

Comments (4)
  1. Mark says:

    As far as I can see there has been no significant give backs from unions, there has been no real progress on regionalizing services. No one wants to change the status quo, just keep raising those taxes, losing more jobs and end up in the inevitable death spiral.

  2. mikey says:

    One way or another the days of municipal, unionized ” Shangri – La ” are coming to an end – nationwide.

  3. Allan Dunn says:

    A medical person told me that doctors are leaving the state in droves because their health insurance premiums are so high here. The only way to control that, according to him, is to place a limit of medical malpractice suit payouts. Yet our legislature is made up primarily of lawyers who benefit from these large suits. Unless the legislature relinquishes their self-interest and votes for the people, medically we are going to be in a huge mess with costs of services so high nobody can afford them or the premiums charged. So the legislature has to get on the ball and take the lead here.

  4. taxedout says:

    As long as the Pension fund keeps getting money and the homeless keep livibg under bridges, All will be well in Mass!!! You voted for them!!!

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