Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2012

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2012

House 1 - FY2012
Budget Recommendation
Deval L. Patrick, Governor
Timothy P. Murray, Lt. Governor


Patrick-Murray Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

BOSTON - Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - The Patrick-Murray Administration today filed its FY2012 budget, a balanced and fiscally responsible plan that maintains an unprecedented commitment to education and other key priorities, while continuing efforts to speed the Commonwealth's economic recovery and lay a foundation for long-term growth and prosperity.

This budget reflects the Administration's belief that, though we face unprecedented fiscal challenges, we need to be smarter about the way state government does business and delivers services. The budget supports Governor Deval Patrick's four key priorities for his second term: growing jobs throughout the Commonwealth, closing the achievement gap in our schools, ensuring that health care is as affordable as it is accessible and addressing youth and urban violence.

Read Governor Patrick's FY2012 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 User 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.

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