Category Archive for 'State Fiscal Conditions'

The amount of tax we have to raise is significantly impacted by the low percentage of HWRSD costs paid for by the state.  The chart below shows the percentage of our “foundation budget” (the level of spending the state feels is minimally adequate) that is paid for by the state.   HWRSD gets less than […]

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The Joint Budget Conference Committee began meeting Monday, June 1, to attempt to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget. Three cuts are on the table that will have deep impact to our schools for fiscal year 2010: Chapter 70, Regional Transportation, and the Circuit Breaker. If all three […]

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Jennifer Scuteri Won the Hamilton Selectman’s Race Jen received 805 votes. Paul Ricker tallied in at 791 votes, and Tony Celata received 231 votes. The Capital Debt Exclusion Failed at Hamilton Town Meeting The CDE passed at Wenham Town Meeting but failed by only 20 votes at Hamilton Town Meeting. (62% of Hamilton voters at […]

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Our Congressional Representative John Tierney is holding a public forum to discuss how Federal stimulus money will be dispersed in the state, at the Beverly Public Library this Saturday, March 14 from 12-1:30 p.m. In addition, two bi-partisan citizens’ organizations that we respect are hosting gatherings at the State House in the next few weeks […]

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As you may know, the Federal Stimulus package is at a crucial juncture — the versions from the House and Senate diverge significantly, particularly over funding for education and aid to states. The differences are being resolved in the next few hours and days. Stand for Children is asking school supporters across Massachusetts to email […]

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Monday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m., downstairs at the Community House Our special guest will be Arthur Oberheim, chairman of the Hamilton Finance Advisory Committee. Art will describe how town revenue, state funding, and other unique circumstances are likely to have an impact on this year’s school budget. The Hamilton Fincom is in the process […]

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Please attend tonight’s School Committee budget workshop (7 p.m., Buker Multi-purpose room). The focus of the presentation will be the Principals’ Budgets, School Choice and User Fees. At the end of the meeting there will be an opportunity for those who wish to ask questions and make comments. The meetings are also televised by local […]

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