BOSTON -- For the eighth year in a row, the Democrats who run the Legislature have failed to meet the most basic of their obligations: passing an annual budget. Their delay tactics are putting Massachusetts on the path to earning the distinction of being the last state without a budget for FY19.
"Democrats had no problem moving quickly to fatten their wallets at the beginning of this session, but it's clear they view their obligation to fund crucial services for the public to be a less important priority," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "In fact, they seem content to allow Massachusetts to earn the embarrassing distinction of being the last state in the country without a budget. Democrat politicians may be distracted by the dozens of corruption scandals they've created, but it's time they get their act together and get the job done. Either way, voters have had enough, and are poised to continue adding Republicans to the Legislature to hold this trackless majority accountable."
Massachusetts is on the path to earning the distinction of being the last state without a budget for FY19. (Katie Lannan, "Mass. may soon be last state without annual budget," SHNS, 7/2/18)
Democratic leaders have failed to pass an on-time budget ever year since 2010: Because leaders were unable to pass an on-time budget, the Democratic Legislature was forced to adopt a temporary budget in: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.