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…Read More »
Help me to understand this a little better. The state is undergoing a massive budget shortfall of approximately $1.5 billion. Governor Devalue Patrick, who is largely to blame for this, steps up and says he is cutting $600 million to $800 million in spending. Devalue Patrick goes on to say the following: “This is not about, you know, cutting so-called…Read More »
Deval is supposed to be announcing actual budget cuts sometime today. I heard that local aid would not be slashed (this time).
Is anyone else shocked that Devals automatic instinct wasnt to raise taxes? This is unheard of. Being a skeptic I am guessing that this will prove to be a temporary ploy to bide time until AFTER the elections…
(It looks like we might have been swindled. Look in the comments for a lively discussion. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) On this one the governor deserves praise! BOSTON-Gov. Deval Patrick has vetoed a pension increase for retired teachers and state workers that could have cost the state more than $3 billion over 20 years. The measure would have boosted…Read More »
( – promoted by Cool Cal) My goodness, Massachusetts is at the mercy of Bush’s Medicaid bureaucrats. And Deval’s appealing to Andy Card! Who knew? A good sign of whether the state is facing tough financial times is when budget negotiations start to stretch into July. It took the Legislature until July 3 this year to finally adopt a state…Read More »
(Hedlund for Senate Minority Leader – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Senator Hedlund had a very similar column to Rep. Jones’ in my local paper. I have attached the text below… it’s a very good read and really outlines how tough a shape the Commonwealth is in. It also includes a nice section on the tax rollback! Here is the column:…Read More »
( – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Rep. Brad Hill signals a warning about the spendthrifts on Beacon Hill. From the Salem News …corporate taxes are just the start of the problem. The commonwealth is essentially spending money it does not have, by counting on tax revenue, as well as the rainy-day fund, to make up the difference. An appropriation…Read More »