Voluntary Budget Reductions by Constitutional Officers
|Constitutional Officer||Budgetary Cost Reduction|
|Secretary of State||$ 3,800,000|
|District Attorney's Offices||$ 3,030,834|
|Governor's Office||$ 1,173,129|
|State Auditor||$ 1,050,493|
|Attorney General's Office||$ 500,000|
|State Treasurer||$ 388,000|
Commitments by Quasi-Public Agencies to Absorb State Spending
|Agency||Budgetary Cost Reduction||Spending Item||Purpose|
|Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)||$ 20,000,000||Water and Sewer Rate Relief Payments - Local Services Program||Subsidize water and sewer operations to reduce water and sewer rates. Approximately 90 percent of these funds go to MWRA. The agency has committed to absorb this lost revenue without passing on the cost to ratepayers in fiscal 2009.|
|Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority (MassHousing)||$ 4,500,000||Subsidies for Interest Payments on Affordable Housing Bonds||The interest subsidies reduce the cost of private affordable housing developments. MassHousing has agreed to absorb this lost revenue.|
Commitments by Quasi-Public Agency to Provide New Funding to Preserve State Programs
|Quasi-Public Agency||New Funding||Preserved Program||Purpose|
|Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority (MassHousing)||$ 5,000,000||Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program||Preserves funding for state voucher program for low-income residents to obtain affordable housing.|
|Massachusetts Development Finance Authority (MassDevelopment)||$ 3,500,000||43D Streamlined Permitting Grants||Preserves funding to communities across Massachusetts to support their zoning and permitting initiatives.|
|Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)||$ 2,500,000||MOTT Tourism Marketing||Preserves funding for important economic growth-generating tourism promotion activities.|
|Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority (MEFA)||$ 2,000,000||McNair Scholarship Program||Preserves scholarship funding to provide access to public and independent institutions of higher education to students who meet certain eligibility criteria and students with serious physical impairments.|
|Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority (HEFA)||$ 2,000,000||MassHealth Enrollment Outreach Grants||Preserves funding for enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups for health care reform outreach and education.|
|Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)||$ 2,000,000||Soft Second Mortgage||Preserves support for first-time low income homebuyers to secure responsible and affordable mortgages.|
|Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT)||$ 1,800,000||Water Pollution Abatement Trust Contract Assistance||Preserves funding for low interest loans for municipalities to implement water and sewer improvement projects.|
|Massachusetts Development Finance Authority (MassDevelopment)||$ 1,000,000||Small Business Technical Assistance Grants||Preserves grant funding for local and regional agencies that support small businesses' efforts to expand.|
|Massachusetts Health Connector Authority (Commonwealth Connector)||$ 500,000||MassHealth Enrollment Outreach Grants||Preserves funding for enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups for health care reform outreach and education.|
|Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT)||$ 413,000||Department of Environmental Protection Funding||Preserves technical assistance to municipalities for water and sewer improvement projects funded through the MWPAT.|
|Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)||$ 305,613||Massachusetts International Trade Council Funding||Preserves a portion of the State subsidy for agency that promotes Massachusetts exporters abroad.|
|Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)||$ 305,613||Massachusetts International Trade Council Funding||Preserves a portion of the State subsidy for agency that promotes Massachusetts exporters abroad.|
|Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)||$ 125,000||40B Technical Assistance||Preserves State assistance to communities to develop affordable housing.|
|TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS||$ 97,893,701|
This information provided by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.
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