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MACCE also served up a great energy panel that featured Commissioner Judith Judson of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and was moderated by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's Stuart Loosemore.
W. Stuart Loosemore, general counsel and director of government affairs and public policy for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber was pleased with the outcome.
He said TIFs help mitigate the effects of Worcester's high commercial-industrial tax rate and encourage businesses to invest and grow in Worcester. Mr. Loosemore added that any discussion about a $15 minimum wage should take place at the state level and not be mandated in the city's TIF policy. "Worcester needs a TIF policy that does not mandate terms and preserves the city manager's ability to negotiate with developers on an individualized basis specific to each unique proposal," he said.
Policy & Advocacy - Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
For more information on these issues or to bring an issue to the attention of the Chamber's Public Policy Committee, contact: W. Stuart Loosemore, Esq., General Counsel and Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, 508.753.2924, ext. 222 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lately, I read the name Stuart Loosemore, who has an awful lot to say about our tax rate.
He has a lengthy title at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. While he might be an "important guy," I find it interesting that he draws his salary here, but does not reside here. In other words, he does not pay taxes yet he's quite opinionated when it comes to a lower rate for business. Residents should continue to pay a higher rate, why not ... it doesn't affect him one way or the other. Mr. Loosemore, when your title becomes "resident and taxpayer" then your opinion might be worth noting.
But Stuart Loosemore, director of government affairs and public policy for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, said those rates would shift more of the tax burden on to the local business community, with the median tax bill for business property owners going up by 7.48 percent, or about $652 annually.
In comparison, he said the increase to the median residential tax bill would be 3 percent, or about $104 annually. He added it would also reverse the progress made in recent years to narrow the gap between the residential and commercial-industrial properties. "(Mr. Russell's) tax-rate proposal is totally unacceptable for the business community," Mr. Loosemore said in an interview.