For immediate release: May 12, 2012

(BOSTON) – State Representative Mark Cusack joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week in passing a balanced FY ’13 budget aimed at increasing government efficiency, cutting costs and preserving essential services across the Commonwealth.

Representative Cusack is pleased to announce that the Town of Braintree will receive $50,000 in State funding for public safety improvements.

“The fire station in East Braintree has needed attention for many years and this money will go a long way in making our community a safer place,” said Representative Cusack. “I would like to thank my colleagues in the House for allocating this money to Braintree.”

The budget, which passed with bipartisan support, closes a projected $790 million budget gap through cuts and adjustments to state spending, one-time revenues, and a $400 million withdrawal from the Rainy Day fund.