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Durkin Unveils Budget Specifics

 

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin provided a summary of her proposed fiscal 2015 budget last night at Keith Middle School.

The preliminary budget request is $118.7 million for the fiscal year starting July 1st. Tha

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Mass State House
Mass State House

Beacon Hill Officials Agree on Budget Estimates

Top budget officials in the Patrick administration and the Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a single estimate for how much the state is expected to collect in revenue in the fiscal year beginning July 1

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wishflower4, flickr

Mass. Adds $50 Million for Local Roads, Bridges

Gov. Deval Patrick's administration has released an additional $50 million to cities and towns for local road and bridge projects.

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Pentagon Chief Can’t Offer Hope in Budget Cuts

The audience at the military based in Charleston, S.C., gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news: Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military's civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.

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Mass. Gov. Patrick Signs $34 Billion State Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $34 billion state budget while vetoing $417 million in transportation and local aid pending the fate of a separate transportation financing bill.

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Mass. Gov. Has until Week’s End to Sign Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick has until the end of the week to take action on a $34 billion budget approved by state lawmakers.

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New Bedford City Hall
New Bedford City Hall

City Council Blindsides School Dept. with Multi-Million Dollar Cut

Just when it seemed to be over, the New Bedford City Council has slashed $4-million from the School Department's Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

Councilor at Large John Saunders proposed the $4-million cut as a way to keep the department's expenditures under control until it was clear more funding was necessary

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TSM - Community members address the School Committee
TSM - Community members address the School Committee

New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget

The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.

The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions

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New Bedford Teachers Union President Dreading Layoffs

There are other cuts that can be made without putting teachers on the chopping block first. That's the word from New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John as the school committee weighs laying off 250 people, at least 100 of them teachers

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New Bedford In Line for State Education Funding

State Senator Mark Montigny says New Bedford is in line to recieve a portion of money set aside in the state budget for an education initiative.

The senate has reserved $2.6-million for the Math and Science Initiative, which awards teachers for having students who score high marks on AP tests

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