Tom Sheff and state Rep. Ruth Balser are working together to draft a bill that give voters a local option to approve a property tax surcharge to pay for upgrades to crumbling roads, municipal buildings and other municipal infrastructure, the TAB reports.

If I understand the idea, taxpayers could be asked to essentially approve a tax override of sorts dedicated for infrastructure. But it might include possible matching dollars, similar to the way the Community Preservation Act does (although the story doesn’t say where that money comes from).

Good idea? Bad idea?

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