http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/04/26/proposed_prop_2_12_loophole_on_agenda/

(Really? Mess with Prop 2 1/2 during an election year?! Dear Legislators: Think "reform" before raising taxes!)
 
 
This commentator thinks real reform will only come about if municipal unions are abolished. Is that what it will take?   http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/04/27/abolish_municipal_unions/?s_campaign=8315