cross posted at ONE Massachusetts
And if all of that were'nt enough the Governor got a letter that said we were not spending our stimulus money fast enough.
To the defense came
Some congressional Democrats sprang to the governor’s defense yesterday. Senator John F. Kerry released a statement calling Patrick’s approach “strategic and wise.’’ “The governor is being responsible with tax dollars and looking for investments that give our economy the biggest bang for the buck,’’ Kerry said.
Aides to Patrick questioned the fairness of the congressional report, saying it ignores the administration’s effort to concentrate funds on larger projects that generate spinoff work and stimulate the creation of permanent jobs.
“It’s regrettable that folks, including the congressman, are looking at statistics and raw data as opposed to taking a look at what states are doing to make the stimulus work for them,’’ said Massachusetts Transportation Secretary James Aloisi.