FY2015/2016 budget (Department of Revenue)

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Department of Revenue of Massachusetts.


From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

Operating budget for FY2015 and proposed budget for FY2016, in digital format.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Mary Connaughton

From: Mary Connaughton

Hello - please amend the previously submitted request to "internal operating budget for FY15 and the initial budget request submitted to the House of Representatives or to your governing board for FY16."
Thank you.

From: Merigan, Maryann

I received your original request and this follow up amendment and DOR will respond.


From: Merigan, Maryann

My apologies if multiple copies of this email have gone through, I was unable to successfully send this yesterday (multiple times) – always bounced back and not certain if it was our system or your email address.

From: Merigan, Maryann

Dear Ms. Connaughton:

This email further acknowledges our receipt of your amended request for certain budget information relating to fiscal years 2015 and 2016. We are determining what information exists that is responsive. This involves inquiries to more than one person. We ask that you bear with us while we process your request. We do not know how long this process will take. We will respond further when we have substantive information for you.


From: Merigan, Maryann

In response to your electronic requests (below) on October 26, 2015, and amended on October 27, 2015, DOR is providing the following information.

FY15 DOR Budget- http://www.mass.gov/bb/gaa/fy2015/app_15/dpt_15/hdor.htm

FY16 DOR Budget- http://www.mass.gov/bb/gaa/fy2016/app_16/dpt_16/hador.htm