Governor Baker Cuts Blue Hill Observatory Funding

Blue Hill Observatory was notified today (12/07/16) that the previously authorized funding of $100,000 for Operational Support was cut by Governor Baker. It was part of a massive cut the Governor made under Chapter 9C to address what he said was an “anticipated budget shortfall”. Both Branches of the legislature had supported the funding for BHO and had overridden the original Governor’s veto. Without this funding it is quite likely that cutbacks in climate education, outreach and building repairs will have to be made. Every donation, big or small, will help us meet this serious challenge.