Massachusetts Budget

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Gov. Patrick To Unveil State Budget This Week

Gov. Deval Patrick is preparing to unveil a proposed state budget that calls for spending cuts and higher taxes on tobacco, candy and soda.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Had $460M Surplus In FY 2011

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.


(Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Gov. Deval Patrick Signs New State Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a $30.6 billion budget that he said reduces overall state spending while laying the groundwork for an ongoing economic recovery in Massachusetts.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. House Passes $30 Billion Budget That Slashes Medicaid Funding

The Massachusetts House has approved a $30.4 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.


Mass. House Releases $30.4B 2012 State Budget Plan

Massachusetts House leaders unveiled a $30.4 billion proposed state budget for the 2012 fiscal year on Wednesday.


MA House passes $400M spending bill after delays

State Rep. and Republican candidate for state Treasurer Karyn Polito has been thwarted in her attempt to block a $400 million supplemental spending bill after she was late in arriving to the House chamber.



Curious About State Official Pay Cuts

A lot of people are angry about the sales tax hike and are asking why out elected leaders aren’t taking pay cuts to hep close the budget gap. After…


Curious About 6.25 Percent Sales Tax

Last week a sales tax hike from 5 percent to 6.25 percent was passed in Massachusetts. This increase will go into effect next month, but many people…


State lawmaker blocks $400M spending bill

State Representative Karyn Polito blocked plans by House Democratic lawmakers to pass a $400 million midyear spending bill for a second straight day.