fees http://wamc.org en Fee Hikes Proposed To Close Budget Gap http://wamc.org/post/fee-hikes-proposed-close-budget-gap <p><font size="2">&nbsp; Faced with a major decrease in property tax collections and no<br /> expected increase in state aid, budget writers in Springfield<br /> Massachusetts are proposing scores of fee hikes. But the city&#39;s top<br /> finance officer says it still won&#39;t be&nbsp; enough to avoid budget cuts.<br /> WAMC&#39;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fees for everything from a dog license to a building permit to<br /> weekly trash collections would increase in Springfield under a plan Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 36496 at http://wamc.org Fee Hikes Proposed To Close Budget Gap