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Governor Patrick releases FY ‘13 budget proposal

This morning Governor Deval Patrick released his FY '13 budget proposal. The Council is continuing to analyze the line items that affect our members; however, based on an early review, we are pleased to report that your continued advocacy has resulted in level or increased funding for many programs across EOHHS.

However, the Council is disappointed to report that Governor Patrick has proposed yet another budget that does not include a Salary Reserve. We are also continuing to work to evaluate whether this budget reflects the 2.13 percent  inflation adjustment requested by the Council.

We recognize that many programs continue to struggle based on years of cuts during the recession, and we encourage all members to notify us about the challenges your programs face in this budget. Please email any feedback you have on the budget to Bill Yelenak.