Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Boston Municipal Research Bureau lays out the financial mess our politicians have put us in.

Note how the warnings of disaster get louder and louder over the years with our politicians doing nothing about them:


April 2003 - Boston halts workforce growth
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/SR03-2.pdf

December 2003 - Boston's Shrinking Workforce
highlights employee count of 15,809 - has anybody noticed any service improvements since he hired 1500 extra people? All with health and pensions that aren't even close to funded?
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/sr038.pdf

July 2005 - Boston's $2 billion budget - Employee spending causes tight operations
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/sr038.pdf


March 2006 - Boston's Personnel Spending Surges Despite Employee Cuts
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/sr061.pdf


July 2006 - Boston's FY 2007 budget is set, concerns loom
highlights rapidly growing health insurance costs for workers and retirees
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/no63.pdf

April 2007 - Caution Ahead - Boston's rising personnel costs
READ THE CONCLUSION ON THIS ONE


June 2007 - Boston's employee earnings in 2006 - higher earnings put more focus on the affordability of generous benefits
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/SR072.pdf

July 2008 - Rising personnel costs are cause for concern
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/Personnel082.pdf

March 2009 - Personnel level unsustainable among fiscal stress
http://www.bmrb.org/content/upload/SR091.pdf

1 comment:

the zak said...

Please look into getting our Boston Finance Commission 2009 Reports available online...