Mitt Romney on HOUSING
Vote selection and interpretation by representatives of Mass Scorecard without approval or participation from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.
Would vote NO on $2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program.
This vote is a veto override on a budget section. The governor exercise the line-item veto on $2 million in funding to the Mass Rental Voucher Program. Voting YES would restore $2 million to the program, and hence indicates support of the Mass Rental Voucher Program.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: HOUSING:Clause 5: Housing subsidy.
The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part vi. HOUSING, clause 5: We support a portable public housing subsidy that can be used throughout the Commonwealth.
Bill H.4001 budget item 7004-9024
; vote number MA05-H147
on Nov 3, 2005
Would vote NO on Veto override for $220K for homelessness.
Budget Item 7004-3036 was reduced by the Governor from $1,221,925 to $1,000,000; the Governor disapproved $141,000 for Just-A-Start housing stabilization conflict management services, a program to prevent homelessness; and $80,925 for the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. A vote of YES would override the Governor's veto and fund the two programs.
Platform indicates voting YES in Part VI: HOUSING:Clause 1 & 3: Homelessness.
The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part VI, clause 1 & 3: HOUSING: Massachusetts Democrats are committed to ending homelessness in our Commonwealth. We believe that some people need assistance in paying for housing for some part or all of their lives, and we are committed to providing that assistance through increases in state and federal programs.
Bill H.4001 budget item 7004-3036
; vote number MA05-H127
on Jul 14, 2005
Would vote YES on rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund.
Gov. Romney vetoed a budget line item (“Section 239”) which would earmark $25 million for the Smart Growth Housing Trust Fund. The $25 million came from a one-time sale of surplus properties. Romney recommended placing the money into the General Fund instead. A no vote would maintain the earmark of the $25 million while a yes vote would agree with Romney’s amendment.
Platform indicates voting NO in Part VII: Housing:Urban Investment.
Relevant platform section: Urban Investment: We back the establishment of community development banks and recognize the vital role of community-based development organizations in providing affordable housing.
Bill Amendment Override, Sec. 239
; vote number MAG04-H700
on Jul 8, 2004
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