BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick delivered his final state budget plan to Beacon Hill lawmakers Wednesday, a $36.4 billion proposal that would increase spending by 4.9 percent over the current budget.
Patrick said his blueprint for the fiscal year starting in July seeks to expand early education, help close the achievement gap in schools, ensure affordable health care and address violence among young people and in urban areas.READ MORE: Tracking Potential For Significant Coastal Snowstorm Late Friday Into Saturday
“I’m proud of this budget,” Patrick told reporters. “It’s a good budget. It’s a sensible budget.”
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports