Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick approved most of the state’s supplemental budget this week, totaling forty million dollars. But Patrick also vetoed nearly $3 million previously approved by the state legislature. But those vetoes included some funding for the Berkshire County District Attorney’s office.
Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless says that more than $96,000 in state funds were set to pay for new facilities for several state police units housed in the basement of the Berkshire DA’s office – until Governor Patrick vetoed the funds yesterday. Now, Capeless says, his office is back to square one.