Gov. Patrick proposes adding $300 million to state “rainy day fund”…Quinn Bill still unfunded

According to an article on, Governor Deval Patrick has proposed adding an additional $300 million from last year’s surplus to boost the state’s rainy day fund to over $1 billion dollars.

That is a 1 with 9 zeros, or $1,000,000,000.

The overall surplus from last year’s budget was $460,000,000.

The Quinn Bill was budgeted at $50,000,000 as recently as 2009 before it was gradually stripped away and is now not budgeted at all by the state.

About Attorney John J. MacLaughlan

John MacLaughlan is Massachusetts licensed attorney as well as a Boston police officer. John is currently assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force (Gang Unit). He is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law with a concentration in Labor Law. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell as well as a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. John has taught Defensive Tactics, Firearms, Use of Force, Applied Patrol Procedures, and Police Response to Active Shooters to sworn police officers and police academy recruits. Prior to becoming a Boston Police Officer, John served for 9 years as a police officer in Lowell, where he was a member of the Police Dive Team and Patrol Rifle Team.
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