Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he initially expected the deficit to be around $500 million.
Massachusetts lawmakers are rushing to get a final state budget approved as the clock ticks down on the end of the 2014 fiscal year.
Gov. Deval Patrick signed into a law on Sunday a $32.5 billion state budget and also vetoed millions for several programs.
A key House committee has proposed a nearly $32.3 state budget that includes no new taxes and boosts state aid to cities and towns.
Robert DeLeo is estimating that the state faces a budget gap of between $500 million and $1 billion in the next fiscal year, but he’s sticking to his no-new-tax pledge.
Massachusetts Speaker Robert DeLeo says the House of Representative’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year will not rely on any new taxes or fees.
Gov. Deval Patrick sent lawmakers on Wednesday a proposed $32.3 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.
Gov. Deval Patrick is expected to discuss new ideas for bringing more jobs to the state when he delivers his annual state of the state address.
Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to unveil a proposed state budget that calls for spending cuts and higher taxes on tobacco, candy and soda.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the state closed out the last fiscal year with a $460 million surplus, and he wants much of it to be put into the state’s so-called Rainy Day Fund.