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How much would Shrewsbury's override cost you?

Posted by John C. Drake  March 28, 2007 04:11 PM

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SHREWSBURY

Calculate your tax increase ... from home. The pro-override group YES4Shrewsbury has a calculator on its website that allows residents to see how much the proposed $5 million override will cost them personally. The site uses the city's geographic information system, tapping into the town's listing of assessed property values to make the calculation. All the home viewer must do is enter a person's last name, or address. The program does the rest, listing an individual's home assessment as well as the cost of the override on a quarterly, weekly and daily basis.

So what will the override cost some folks? Nobel Prize winner and outspoken advocate Craig Mello would pay $618 more a year in taxes if the measure passes. Override foe Benjamin Tartaglia, a founder of Seniors for Responsible Taxation, would pay an additional $305 in taxes.

Here's the calculator.

-- Megan Woolhouse

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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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