Governor Signs Supplemantal Budget

The staff of Governor Deval Patrick has informed MSICA President Matthew Frazier that the Supplemental Budget, H3318 was signed last evening (4/11/11). The House Clerks office is also reporting on it’s web site that the Bill was signed.

Frazier had communications with Deputy Chief Engineer Jerry Allen today. Allen explained that payments will be go out as soon as the funds are loaded into the MARS system, which is the State Vendor Payment System.

We will be speaking with additional Mass DOT staff on Wednesday and imploring the Department to expedite the processing of getting payments to contractors.

President Frazier and the entire Board of Directors would like to thank the Massachusetts State Legislature for it’s attention to H00037, which became H3318. We would also like to thank the many state legislators who have committed themselves and their staff to working with us on a fix of this perennial budget problem.