Tag Archives: state budget

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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Devalue Patrick to cut “muscle” from fat-free budget.

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…

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State Budget Cuts?

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…

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Hedlund: “Spending strains budget”

( – 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…

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