MA Governor Proposes $106M Boost in Public Safety Budget


Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed state budget would boost public safety spending by nearly $106 million, including money targeted at the troubled state Medical Examiner’s Office and funds for 100 new police officers, reports the Associated Press. Patrick’s plan also includes increases for the State Police Crime Lab and extra money for changes at the Department of Corrections to curb the number of prison suicides.

The plan would also boost spending on firefighting equipment and training programs, summer jobs programs, grants for centers for at-risk youth, and a popular antigang violence program. “These are targeted investments aimed at creating safer communities to live in and work in,” an administration source said on the condition of anonymity because the budget won’t officially be released until today.


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