Friday, May 21, 1999
Senior citizens lobby for property tax relief
Approximately 100 senior citizens filled Nurses Hall in the State House on May 11, in an effort to lobby legislators to provide some type of property tax rate relief for fixed income households. The event, co-organized by Senator Susan Fargo and Walter Parfenuk, chair of the Massachusetts Senior Tax Relief Committee, drew the attention and praise of several key lawmakers, including Senate President Thomas Birmingham.
There are currently 70 bills before the legislature, including two filed by Fargo, which address ways to ease the burden seniors feel with respect to their property taxes. Fargo and Birmingham have both stated that alleviating senior property tax burdens is a top priority this legislative session.
Information at Gleason
Fargo has compiled the information on the 70 bills into a book which is available at the Gleason Public Library.
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