BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Executive Director Matt Fenlon issued the following statement following Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s budget proposal:
“The key to a budget for Massachusetts voters is how painful cuts made by Republican Gov. Baker will be balanced with maintaining needed services. Because of key investments made over the past eight years by Gov. Deval Patrick and the Democratic legislature, Massachusetts is No. 1 in the nation in education, clean energy and veterans services.
Additionally, according to the conservative Associated Industries of Massachusetts, business confidence is at highest level since 2000 – and that’s because of the leadership of Gov. Deval Patrick and our Democratic legislature.
Now it’s up to Gov. Baker to work with the Democratic legislature and deliver us a budget that allows Massachusetts to stay a national leader.
During the campaign, many people said Gov. Baker only saw numbers and not people. With this budget, he’ll need to do a lot to convince voters he does see the people behind line items.”