MA Governor Deval Patrick Vetoes Funding for Berkshire County DA
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.