Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2011

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2011

House 2 - FY2011
Budget Recommendation
Deval L. Patrick, Governor
Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor

Governor Patrick Releases Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

January 27, 2010 -- Governor Deval Patrick today released his Fiscal Year 2011 budget, a balanced, fiscally responsible plan that maintains an unprecedented commitment to education, health care and cities and towns and reflects his administration's continued efforts to speed the Commonwealth's economic recovery and lay a foundation for long-term growth.

The $28.2 billion budget restrains spending to 3 percent over fiscal year 2010 estimated spending - less than the 3.2 percent growth in tax receipts the state is expected to see in FY11. The Governor's FY11 budget builds on his record of strong fiscal management that has been recognized by the rating agencies in their affirmation of the Commonwealth's strong bond ratings.

Read Governor Patrick's FY2011 Budget Message

The Governor's award-winning budget document comprises hundreds of pages of background and supporting materials, including:

A description of the overall budget, the challenges faced in developing the budget and the solutions employed to meet them

In-depth policy documents describing the proposals embedded in the budget

Detailed historical information on budget levels and spending by department and spending account

The Budget Navigation Guide is designed to help users navigate the state budget and find the information most important to them. The Guide contains a brief explanation of the budget's contents, describing what information can be found in each area.

As always, if you are confused or have additional questions please contact us.