March 18, 2015/Press Releases
#PromisesWatch: Republican Gov. Charlie Baker Eliminates Job Training Funding Despite Claiming Chronic Unemployment a Top Priority
DESPITE SAYING CHRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT A TOP PRIOTY
Administration’s Budget Allocations Do Not Match Rhetoric
“As we all know a budget is a declaration of priorities and it should be clear where addressing chronic unemployment falls on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s to-do list with his elimination of job training funding allocated last session,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party Spokesman Pat Beaudry. “By cutting $12 million in advanced manufacturing technology and hospitality training from the current budget, Republican Gov. Baker is letting down those populations persistently plagued by chronic unemployment. They now know exactly where they stand with his administration.”
The Massachusetts Democratic Party's #PromisesWatch campaign will continue to hold Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's administration accountable when its policy and budgetary positions fail to back up their rhetoric.