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Governor Patrick Restores Some Cuts

Governor Patrick, after cutting the current budget due to lower than expected tax revenues, is restoring $20.8 million of the $225 million cut as tax revenue begins to rebound. The latest figures show tax revenues $500 million or so above … Continue reading

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Governor's Mid Year Cuts Are Here- Local Aid as Well

The Governor today announced his mid-year budget cuts in response to the revenue shortfalls being experienced by the state. They are below, and they include a 1% cut to unrestricted local aid. The Governor also tapped the rainy day fund … Continue reading

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Chairman Dempsey on Local Aid

The new Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee took to the floor of the House to warn that local aid cuts may exceed the number put forward by Governor Deval Patrick. It has the making of a perfect … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick Press Conference

The Governor’s Press Conference on the budget. More on the budget in the days to come. http://www.statehousenews.com/video/11-01-26gov/player-viral.swf

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The Governor's Budget Presentation

The Governor unveiled his budget yesterday, looking to balance the books in the most difficult of times. The Governor’s budget is the starting point in the process, with the House and Senate both getting ready to produce their own versions. … Continue reading

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House Eliminates Patrick Tax Hikes

The Massachusetts House has finally taken up Governor Deval Patrick’s bill to balance the FY 2009 budget, with some important tax proposals appearing to bite the dust. The Governor had proposed eliminating the sales tax exemption for beverage alcohol, and … Continue reading

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