The Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.
The state picked up the entire tab during the last special election in 2010, but this year Bill Galvin wants local communities to share the expense.
The proposed Massachusetts budget was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday on “Keller @ Large” as he sat down with Massachusetts Speaker Of The House Rep. Robert DeLeo.
Gov. Deval Patrick can certainly relate to an old adage about state government: “The governor proposes, the Legislature disposes.”
For months, drivers have been maneuvering around the traffic barrels that have blocked off a main route through East Milton Square.
Gov. Deval Patrick has ordered spending cuts across state government in response to slower-than-expected growth in state tax collections.
Gov. Deval Patrick signed into a law on Sunday a $32.5 billion state budget and also vetoed millions for several programs.
Gov. Deval Patrick sent lawmakers on Wednesday a proposed $32.3 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.
Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration says it hopes to provide the same amount of unrestricted local aid to cities and towns in next year’s state budget as in the current fiscal year.
The new fiscal year doesn’t start for another six months, but on Beacon Hill, lawmakers, economists and advocates are already looking ahead.