GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Breaking News

Latest Cape Ann News

December 4, 2012

Hill on governor's proposal to cut local aid

BOSTON—State, Rep. Bradford R. Hill issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Patrick’s announcement that he plans to cut spending by $225 million and will seek the authority to cut local aid in order to address an estimated $540 million mid-year budget gap:“I am disappointed to hear of Governor Patrick’s request for the Legislature to allow for expansion of his 9C powers. As proposed, this move would ultimately give the Governor the authority to make severe cuts to local aid," said the Ipswich Republican, whose district includes all of Manchester.

"In these times of sluggish economic growth, Governor Patrick and the Legislature must not use reductions in local aid as a means to solve the state’s budgetary shortcomings. Our cities and towns are already feeling the adverse effects of the impending ‘fiscal cliff’ and any further budgetary reductions would further diminish any hope of an economic recovery at the local level.”

 

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest Cape Ann News

Pictures of the Week
Your news, your way
Comments Tracker
AP Video Network
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN