• April 2007

Governor Patrick Proposes Tight 2008 Budget

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Governor Patrick's fiscal 2008 state budget includes a proposed spending increase of 3.8 percent. Tables 1 and 2 summarize his recommendations by category and track spending from 2001 to 2008. After adjusting for inflation, proposed 2008 spending is less than 2001 for almost all categories except for Medicaid and employee benefits.