"This would give taxpayers a voice at the table," said Grant Bosse of the Josiah (Bartlett) Center for Public Policy. "The board of aldermen isn't willing to control spending themselves. This would tell them, 'You need to control spending.'"
The proposed amendment to the city's charter would enforce limits on tax rates and spending, with any increases capped at the rate of inflation.
"If there's a real emergency and a real need to increase spending faster than the economy is growing, you can do it," Bosse said. "You just have to justify it to taxpayers."
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Thursday, October 29, 2009
WMUR looks at Manchester Spending Cap
WMUR's Adam Sexton looks at both sides of the argument for and against a Spending Cap to protect Manchester taxpayers.