70070951 - Commonwealth Zoological Corporation

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
7007-0951 Commonwealth Zoological Corporation
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation pursuant to chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purposes of promoting private fundraising, achieving self-sufficiency and serving as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that funding in this line item may not be transferred through interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 2, 2009, on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan, dated December, 1996; provided further, that the corporation shall continue to provide free services and supplies including, but not limited to, routine animal check-ups, diagnosis and care, emergency veterinary needs, medications and medical supplies, vitamins and diet supplements and Zoo Prem feline diet, to the Trailside Museum and the Chickatawbut Hill Center in the town of Milton; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended on a matching program to encourage private and corporate donations to support the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Buttonwood Park Zoological Society to establish educational programs, exhibits, and other enhancements; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the forest park zoo in the city of Springfield

7,150,000 6,700,000  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended, and I am reducing this item to an amount consistent with my House 2 recommendation.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
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SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Grants & Subsidies 0 0 6,850 6,900 7,150 -450
TOTAL 0 0 6,850 6,900 7,150 -450

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Grants & Subsidies=100%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Matching Program at Franklin Park Zoo Franklin750,000 0  
Forest Park Zoo Springfield50,000 0  
Buttonwood Park Zoo for Education Programs New Bedford50,000 0