Tag Archives: Patrick administration

MA Job Creation – “Human Capital” ain’t what it used to be

First, if you aren’t tracking the excellent back-and-forth that Rob Eno is having at Red Mass Group (and elsewhere) with Patrick Administration Secretary of Economic Development Greg Bialecki about the validity (not) of the Administration’s job-creation (not) figures, check it out. It was fascinating even before the release last week of this statistic-and-chart-filled report by Mass Inc., sub-titled “Meeting…

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We just received some cost records from DDS…but

(Cross-posted from the COFAR blog) On Friday, I received a letter and some short spreadsheets from the Department of Developmental Services in response to our Public Records request for documents supporting the Patrick administration’s cost analysis in closing three developmental centers in Massachusetts. The administration's cost analysis, which was submitted to the Legislature last summer, concluded that closing…

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A Patrick administration savings ‘smokescreen’

Posted on behalf of (COFAR) As we head into another difficult budget year, the Patrick administration is confidently claming that closing four state developmental centers for the intellectually disabled in Massachusetts will save the state $40 million a year. But you only have to look to our neighboring state of Connecticut to see just how empty this savings promise is.…

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Why is the administration building a new $302 million state hospital?

(Because he needed a union payout.  This secures his union vote.   – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) (Posted on behalf of The Fernald League, Inc. and cross-posted from Blue Mass Group) The Patrick administration has cited a “shift away from institutional care in favor of community living” for persons with developmental disabilities (aka mental retardation). Yet, the administration …

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The Patrick administration’s big policy and management failure

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) [Posted on behalf of the Fernald League for the Retarded, Inc.] The Patrick administration is badly mismanaging its multi-billion dollar human services system. Governor Patrick has placed a group of privatization ideologues in top spots in his administration who are rushing to shut down state-run living centers for people with mental retardation…

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