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[Introduction:] Hello Governor Patrick. My name is Harmony Blakeway, and I am one of your Allston Constituents.
[Value & Problem:] I am concerned that our state's revenue shortfall threatens the programs that keep our communities strong and healthy, in the very worst time to be cutting those programs – when our friends and neighbors rely on them more than ever.
For instance, the cuts to our state’s Environmental Protection funding are putting all of us at risk – young and old alike!.
[Solution:] The wisest way to address our shortfall is to take a balanced approach to closing the gap – using a combination of federal funds, rainy-day funds, and additional revenues.
[Request:] I urge you to include revenue increases in addition to the cuts necessary to balance our budget – including adjustments that might be made to the Tax Expenditure Budget.
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