Massachusetts is known for the strength of its K-12 education. US News & World Report recently ranked the commonwealth’s public-school districts. Having grown up in Groton, I wanted to see the correlation between educational expenditures and school district performance in the town. How does Groton’s education spending compare to Massachusetts towns with similar demographics? How […]
About Rebekah Paxton
Rebekah is a senior at Boston University, studying political science and economics. She is a Roger Perry Government Transparency intern for the summer of 2017, working on transparency issues in various areas, including fiscal policies and education. Rebekah also writes for the Boston Political Review, a student-run editorial publication through Boston University on topics of local, federal, and global politics, business and economics, social issues and lobbying. Follow her on Twitter at @bekahpaxton.
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Among 15 peer municipalities, Groton’s commercial tax yield makes up a relatively small percentage of its total tax revenue and general government expenditures. In Groton and similar towns, how does developing a commercial tax base fare in terms of supporting local expenditures and moderating residential and personal property taxes? MassAnalysis.com provides town-by-town data on […]