Gov. Deval Patrick has until the end of the week to take action on a $34 billion budget approved by state lawmakers.
Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $34 billion state budget that includes additional aid for cities and towns and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase in the upcoming academic year.
WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson got the chance to sit down with Gov. Deval Patrick to talk about his new term, the budget, taxes and the recent outrage over the parole board’s release of a man serving three life sentences who allegedly killed a Woburn cop last month.
Massachusetts tax revenues surged in September, increasing more than 14 percent compared to the same month last year.