Is it just us?

Is it just us? No, Massachusetts also ties the hands of our neighbors in 350 other communities. Great new report mentioned in today's Boston Globe:
Patrick seeks tax freedom for cities, towns By Matt Viser, Globe Staff | February 14, 2007

Governor Deval Patrick's administration is preparing a push to give Massachusetts cities and towns more freedom to raise taxes and fees, as a new report suggests Boston will lose talent and businesses to other similarly-sized cities because it is hamstrung by state constraints.

Check out the Boston Bound Executive Summary from The Boston Foundation

Thanks to Ron M for bringing this to the attention of the Amherst Parent Coalition!