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The Governor’s 2009 9-c cuts detailed

Governor Deval Patrick yesterday detailed his 9-c cuts by community, as well as producing a plan to balance the FY2009 state budget. The cuts were not good news for cities and towns in the Merrimack Valley. Methuen’s mid year cut … Continue reading

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Governors Speech: Sweeping Rhetoric, Few Specifics

Governor Deval Patrick tonight gave his State of the State speech, outlining a tough road ahead which will include cuts to localities that will bring layoffs to police, fire, and teachers. The Governor called for “reform” of state government in … Continue reading

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More Cuts Coming

The Governor yesterday announced to the media that the state budget remains about one billion dollars short, which will trigger a new round of budget cuts that likely will include local aid. Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he was … Continue reading

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More Authority for Mayors

Today’s Eagle Tribune has a story talking about my belief that Mayor’s ought to have a greater role in the awarding of school side collective bargaining contracts. It was an accurate reflection of my position and one that I believe … Continue reading

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State Revenues Plunge

The State of Massachusetts, after making a big round of budget cuts because of rapidly declining tax revenue, is faced with a new shortfall, as revenue continues to plunge below even the new, lower estimates put out two months ago. … Continue reading

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