Tag Archives: state budget

BHI Weekly Dispatch: Comments before last Monday’s Tax Revenue Hearing

The following are prepared remarks by BHI Executive Director David G. Tuerck which served as a basis for his oral testimony before the House and Senate Ways and Means Committee, Monday, December 12, 2011. I would like to thank Chairman Dempsey and Chairman Brewer along with all other members of the Committee, for inviting us here today.  The Beacon Hill…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Federal Stimulus in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center this week released a detailed report on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s impact on Massachusetts.  We thought Red Mass Group readers might find it useful.     In total, MassBudget estimates that Massachusetts  — both state and local governments, as well as non-governmental organizations and individuals  — will receive approximately $17.7 billion through…

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State budget woes

( – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Governor Patrick filed his spending plan for Fiscal Year 2010 on Wednesday, and I’m finding a lot of things to worry about as I comb through its various provisions. I wanted to share some of them with you. Basically, the governor is trying to tell us that we have a $3.5 billion dollar budget…

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Longer lines, and maybe ebola. And famine, toads…

We have 35 DMV branches in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Governor’s 9C cuts cost the DMV $773,000 of a F/Y 2009 payroll budget of $32,210,000.   The $32,210,000 is an increase of $2,305,000 over F/Y 2008. That is, the Governor is reducing the increase, not really decreasing payroll costs by $773,000 and is telling us we’ll have longer waits…

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