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Voters this year have rejected almost two-thirds of overrides

Reflects dislike for tax hikes amid downturn

By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / November 4, 2008

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Voters in Massachusetts cities and towns have rejected nearly two-thirds of property tax overrides so far this year, the greatest rate of failure in more than a decade. It is a reflection of residents' dislike for local property tax increases during an economic downturn and foretells potential danger for override requests on today's local election ballots. (Full article: 870 words)

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