We'll be taking up a supplemental budget request on Wednesday to address the 2013 revenue shortfall, fallout from the drug lab evidence scandal, and appropriations for Hurricane Sandy relief among other issues. The bill also includes 1% cuts to the budgets of the House and Senate, the joint legislative account, the Ethics Commission, the Center for Health Information and Analysis, the Victim and Witness Assistance Board, the Mass. Cultural Council, the Board of Library Commissioners, and the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Here is a PDF of the governor's proposal.
Was at the State House today for some meetings and also attended this Consensus Revenue Hearing at Gardner Auditorium. Above, State Treasurer Steve Grossman is testifying regarding Lottery revenue. The purpose of these meetings is to help lawmakers in developing a revenue forecast for the next fiscal year (FY'14) which starts July 1, 2013.