December 18, 2012
The administration wants money for computer systems, education and senior care
The Abercrombie administration, in its budget proposal to the state Legislature, is calling for $439 million in new spending in the next fiscal year, with an emphasis on early childhood education programs and upgrading the state’s antiquated computer systems.
Funding would also be increased for senior care programs and for dealing with the state’s long-term liabilities associated with employee and retiree health benefits. The budget also restores the 5 percent taken from public employee paychecks to help close the deficit.
As required by law, Abercrombie released his budget draft to the Legislature on Monday.