Across the country, at least 154 municipalities in 27 states have persuaded nonprofits to make voluntary payments in lieu of taxes for the period from 2000 to 2011, according to researchers at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“It’s in the university’s best interest to help the city thrive. And the city has to realize it can’t kill the goose,” said Daphne Kenyon, co-author of Lincoln’s report, regarded as the most comprehensive on the issue.
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