Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010
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Gov. Deval Patrick (center) signs the 2011 Fiscal Year budget on Wednesday, June 30.

Photo courtesy of Holland Hinman/Governor’s Office.

Gov. Patrick signs 2011 Fiscal Year budget

Patrick vetoed $11.4 million from the Trial Court's accounts

Yesterday, Gov. Deval L. Patrick signed the $27.6 billion budget. Overall, he vetoed $457 million from the conference committee's budget. Patrick vetoed $11.4 million from the Trial Court's accounts. The $11.4 million cut coupled with the conference committee reduction of $17.5 million brings total cuts for the Trial Court to $28.9 million from FY10 funding levels.  The Legislature will continue to meet in formal sessions throughout July. It is unclear at this time if the Legislature is going to override vetoes.

The Massachusetts Bar Association has been advocating for adequate court funding throughout the budget process and will continue to be a leader in the fight for court funding.

Click here to see the letter sent to Patrick from MBA President Valerie A. Yarashus and President-Elect Denise Squillante.

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