Sunday, July 8, 2012

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Governor Patrick’s Signing of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Patrick’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget:

“I look forward to reviewing Governor Patrick’s vetoes and recommendations regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 budget beyond the limited details outlined in his press release.

Further assessment of his amendments to EBT reform and other areas is necessary in order to determine whether or not Governor Patrick is making constructive recommendations or attempting to avoid substantive changes and reforms on key issues.

Additionally, my office will be carefully reviewing his accompanying supplemental budget which seeks to add tens of millions of dollars in new spending to the FY13 budget just 8 days into the new fiscal year.”