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Sat June 9, 2012
Analyzing the State's New Budget
BOSTON — On Beacon Hill, there's legislative pushback on the state's new budget. Soon after Gov. Deval Patrick vetoed funding for the aging Taunton State Hospital, lawmakers lined up calling for an override of that veto.
For perspective on the budget and what's behind conservative criticism of Mitt Romney, Morning Edition host Bob Seay spoke to Maurice Cunningham, chair of political science at UMass Boston to analyze not only the hospital move but Patrick's stands on immigration and his ability as a manager."The vetos are relatively minor," Cunningham said. "This is part of the back-and-forth of governing in Massachusetts."
He added that Patrick remains a compelling prospect nationally for 2016.