The Lincoln Town Administrator has announced he will cut spending, instead of raise taxes, to deal with the budget deficit. Here is more from The Providence Journal:
LINCOLN –– Even if someone attempted at May’s Financial Town Meeting to push through the maximum property tax increase, the amount would still fall $800,000 short of the proposed cut in state aid.
Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond said Wednesday he will not propose a tax increase. He said that means reducing spending and perhaps gaining revenue by entering into a two-year lease for the Fairlawn Early Learning Center building. In December, the School Committee voted to close the school as the district reconfigures. Almond said several parties are interested in leasing the building.
Almond will propose using video lottery terminal money the town receives from the Twin River slot parlor for some town and school maintenance.