Monday, July 10, 2006
State Sen. Karen Spilka, an Ashland Democrat, vowed in a press release today to fight Gov. Mitt Romney’s approximately $2 million worth of budget vetoes affecting her district of Framingham, Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, and parts of Natick, Franklin and Medway.
Spilka criticized Romney vetoes of funding for the Technology Initiative of the MetroSouth/West Regional Employment Board; the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, which she said seeks to further economic development and the quality of life in the region; the LIFT inter-district transportation program, a bus service; Loker Park enhancements in Natick; The START Framingham Partnership for arts and cultural programming; and the Jail Diversion Program in Framingham.
Romney cut budget spending by $573 million statewide this weekend in order to “maintain fiscal discipline,” according to a statement on the state's website.