Eric Tenczar

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Stories by Eric Tenczar

Rainy day fund taking hits

Rainy day fund taking hits

Is it really raining?

THE STATE’S RAINY DAY FUND is set aside for years when the economy is tanking, tax revenues are falling, and officials are scrambling to fill budget gaps. That’s what happened in the early 2000s and in 2008 when the state was gripped by recession; the state tapped the rainy day fund to weather the economic storm.(...)

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DOR to taxpayers: Don’t forget use tax

DOR to taxpayers: Don’t forget use tax

Peanuts that add up

Revenue department commissioner Amy Pitter has three words for those still debating whether sales tax should be paid on Internet purchases: pay use tax. Policymakers in Washington and on Beacon Hill may be split on whether out-of-state companies should be required to collect and remit sales tax on purchases made by Massachusetts residents. But Pitter(...)

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DOR deals with ‘silver tsunami’

DOR deals with ‘silver tsunami’

State agency partners with Bunker Hill Community College to train its future employees

The Massachusetts Revenue Department, facing a “silver tsunami” of retiring workers, is creating its own employee pipeline. Instead of posting a job and hoping for the best, the Revenue Department is partnering with Bunker Hill Community College to create two academic paths for students to follow to secure jobs with the agency upon graduation. One(...)

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Split on Greenway, not on South Station

Split on Greenway, not on South Station

More answers from Boston mayoral candidates

This is the fourth article in a series showcasing the answers of 10 of the 12 Boston mayoral candidates to questions posed at forums in June and July hosted by CommonWealth, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, A Better City, and the Chiofaro Cos. The answers below came from lightning round questions, where candidates were limited(...)

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Appointed, elected, or hybrid school panel?

Appointed, elected, or hybrid school panel?

This is the third article in a series showcasing the answers of 10 of the 12 Boston mayoral candidates to questions posed at forums in June and July hosted by CommonWealth, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, A Better City, and the Chiofaro Cos. To read the full transcripts from the three forums in this series,(...)

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Why are you running?

Why are you running?

This is the first of several articles showcasing the answers of 10 of the 12 Boston mayoral candidates to questions posed at forums in June and July hosted by CommonWealth, the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, A Better City, and the Chiofaro Cos. The article was prepared by Eric Tenczar of CommonWealth. To read the full(...)

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