Amid legislative work on a budget, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is asking the state’s highest court to weigh in on a Senate-approved measure to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders discussed the projected state budget shortfall during his first meeting on Monday.
Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts Senate are preparing to unveil their state budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Boston bid for host status may keep state from collecting $85 million fee this fiscal year.
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.