Voluntary Budget Reductions by Constitutional Officers

Constitutional OfficerBudgetary Cost Reduction
Judiciary $ 33,002,019
Legislature $ 9,000,000
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

AgencyBudgetary Cost ReductionSpending ItemPurpose
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)$ 20,000,000Water and Sewer Rate Relief Payments - Local Services ProgramSubsidize 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)$ 4,500,000Subsidies for Interest Payments on Affordable Housing BondsThe 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 AgencyNew FundingPreserved ProgramPurpose
Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority (MassHousing)$ 5,000,000Massachusetts Rental Voucher ProgramPreserves funding for state voucher program for low-income residents to obtain affordable housing.
Massachusetts Development Finance Authority (MassDevelopment)$ 3,500,00043D Streamlined Permitting GrantsPreserves funding to communities across Massachusetts to support their zoning and permitting initiatives.
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)$ 2,500,000MOTT Tourism MarketingPreserves funding for important economic growth-generating tourism promotion activities.
Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority (MEFA)$ 2,000,000McNair Scholarship ProgramPreserves 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)$ 2,000,000MassHealth Enrollment Outreach GrantsPreserves funding for enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups for health care reform outreach and education.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)$ 2,000,000Soft Second MortgagePreserves support for first-time low income homebuyers to secure responsible and affordable mortgages.
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT)$ 1,800,000Water Pollution Abatement Trust Contract AssistancePreserves funding for low interest loans for municipalities to implement water and sewer improvement projects.
Massachusetts Development Finance Authority (MassDevelopment)$ 1,000,000Small Business Technical Assistance GrantsPreserves grant funding for local and regional agencies that support small businesses' efforts to expand.
Massachusetts Health Connector Authority (Commonwealth Connector)$ 500,000MassHealth Enrollment Outreach GrantsPreserves funding for enrollment outreach grants to public and private nonprofit groups for health care reform outreach and education.
Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (MWPAT)$ 413,000Department of Environmental Protection FundingPreserves technical assistance to municipalities for water and sewer improvement projects funded through the MWPAT.
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC)$ 305,613Massachusetts International Trade Council FundingPreserves a portion of the State subsidy for agency that promotes Massachusetts exporters abroad.
Massachusetts Port Authority (MassPort)$ 305,613Massachusetts International Trade Council FundingPreserves a portion of the State subsidy for agency that promotes Massachusetts exporters abroad.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)$ 125,00040B Technical AssistancePreserves State assistance to communities to develop affordable housing.

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS $ 97,893,701






This information provided by the Executive Office of Administration and Finance.