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Budget Summary FY2011

Outside Section 131
Data Current as of:  8/6/2010

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Continuation of Cost Shifts to State Authorities

SECTION 131.   The following agencies or authorities shall contribute the amounts below for programs or services in fiscal year 2011:

(a) The Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority, $2,700,000 for the Massachusetts rental voucher program;

(b) The Massachusetts Development Finance Authority, $3,000,000 for the Massachusetts cultural council, $700,000 for Massachusetts office of business development small business technical assistance grants and $335,000 for the permitting office;

(c) The Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority, $1,000,000 for the McNair Scholarship Program;

(d) The Massachusetts Housing Partnership, $2,000,000 for the soft second mortgage program;

(e) The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, $5,000,000 for the office of travel and tourism marketing program;

(f) The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, $500,000 for Massachusetts science, technology, engineering and mathematics grants, $300,000 for the office of trade, $500,000 for innovation initiatives and $275,000 for the department of housing and economic development's broadband initiative;

(g) The University of Massachusetts, $541,000 for the Collins Center;

(h) The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, $210,000 for the Massachusetts Biotech Research Institute.


Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because it adversely affects financially self-supported independent authorities that serve important public purposes. For several years, my Administration has worked closely with our quasi-public entities to identify appropriate and affordable contributions they can make to support state services related to their missions without adversely affecting the core services they were created to provide, and they have made tens of millions of dollars of contributions as a result.