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Serving the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate.

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The Research Bureau
2 days ago
After 5pm reconvened City Council mtg tonight, another agenda at 6:30pm: City Manager Search Process, Inclusionary Zoning, Racial Equity Audit, ARPA status, youth violence prevention, opioid fatalities, resident permit parking program & more: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
2 days ago
Open agenda items for tonight's 5pm reconvened Worcester City Council: 311 system, Indian Lake watercraft, License Commission, public Wi-Fi locations, ARPA funds for broadband, WRTA shelters & stops, Lake Ave Sewer Pumping Station Failure & more: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
9 days ago
WRRB was pleased to release the latest edition of Breaking Down the Budget: City of Worcester & Worcester Public Schools for FY23. This annual budget review highlights key points of interest & provides a user-friendly municipal finance resource: #WorcPoli
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@WRRBureau
The Research Bureau
10 days ago
As of June 1, 2021, Worcester had a total OPEB liability of $1,533,889,120, with $25,774,748 in its OPEB Trust Fund, for a net liability of $1,508,114,372. Read more in The Research Bureau's Breaking Down the Budget: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
16 days ago
On the Worcester School Committee agenda: WPS priority strategies for new school year, school security guards, School Liaison Officer MOU, elementary school lunch/recess, sidewalk maintenance, resolutions before MASC Delegates Assembly & more: #WorcPoli
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@WRRBureau
The Research Bureau
22 days ago
CPA is on the ballot for Worcester voters. Estimates show median residential property owner could pay $43.46 & median commercial property owner could pay $174.23; average res. owner could pay $44.45 & average comm. owner could pay $604.58. More: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
a month ago
On the agenda for today's Worcester School Committee mtg: district-operated bus transportation report, employee social media policy, Worcester Tech admissions policy, update to FY23 Budget, and more: #WorcPoli
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@WRRBureau
The Research Bureau
a month ago
The Community Preservation Act is on the ballot for Worcester voters to consider this November, if passed residents and businesses can expect a 1.5% property tax surcharge on all but the first $100,000 of their property value. Read our report: #WorcPoli
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@WRRBureau
The Research Bureau
a month ago
The Worcester Regional Research Bureau congratulates & thanks our Director of Programs & Operations Eric Kneeland (far right in photo) for his well-earned honor of being one of @WBJournal terrific 40 Under Forty leaders this year
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The Research Bureau
a month ago
On the agenda for the Worcester City Council: FY22 financial update, Rental Registry program, Inclusionary Zoning, School Committee districts, Worcester Retirement System, Buy Worcester Now Program, emergency response protocol, and much more: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
a month ago
The WRRB was honored to host the new @worcesterpublic Superintendent @drrmonarrez at our Board reception to share her vision for WPS. We look forward to deepening our partnerships to work on the important issues confronting our students! #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
2 months ago
Read the latest WRRB report - Preserving Worcester's Past, Present, and Future? Statewide Lessons for Worcester Voters on the Community Preservation Act: The report & dashboard is a resource for voters to make an informed decision at the ballot box.
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The Research Bureau
3 months ago
On the agenda for the Worcester City Council: Community Development Block Grants, Zoning, and more: #WorcPoli
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The Research Bureau
3 months ago
Join us on Thursday, June 23rd, 5:00PM at @MechanicsHall to honor the 2022 Thomas S. Green Public Service Awards recipients for their exemplary contributions as public servants! #WorcPoli
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@WRRBureau
The Research Bureau
3 months ago
On the agenda for tonight's Worcester City Council: update on ARPA funds; city's public WiFi sites; grants for new park at 63 Sever St, pedestrian improvements & Greendale Revitalization; resolution supporting zero fare WRTA; and more: #WorcPoli
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