State Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick (Photo courtesy: Scott Eisen/Governor's Office)

Patrick Signs $32.5 Billion Mass. Budget, Announces Vetoes

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 (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick Unveils $32.3 Billion State Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick sent lawmakers on Wednesday a proposed $32.3 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.


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Murray Details Local Aid Money In 2012 Mass. Budget

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.


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Beacon Hill Gets Started On Tackling 2013 State Budget

The new fiscal year doesn’t start for another six months, but on Beacon Hill, lawmakers, economists and advocates are already looking ahead.


Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Mass. Lawmakers Approve $30.6 Billion Budget For 2012

Mass. lawmakers have approved a compromise $30.6 billion state budget for 2012.


House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Keller @ Large: Robert DeLeo On Whitey Bulger, State Budget, Casino Gambling

Whitey Bulger’s capture isn’t the only big local news story percolating. Jon Keller is at large with Robert DeLeo.


This YouTube video posted last September shows the escalator at the Sears in the Auburn Mall. (Credit: YouTube video still)

Mass. Budget Measure Okayed For Tougher Esculator And Elevator Inspections

The state Senate has approved a measure that would toughen inspection requirements on escalators and elevators.


Gov. Deval Patrick (CBS)

Patrick Opens Up About Parole Board, Taxes & The Budget

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.


DeNucci gives staff 5 percent raises

Retiring state Auditor Joe DeNucci has given his staff a 5 percent pay raise at a time when many government agencies are dealing with shrinking budgets and workers are being forced to endure pay freezes […]


MA could get $655M after bill clears key vote

Massachusetts could get an additional $655 million in federal Medicaid dollars under a bill that cleared a key vote in the U.S. Senate.