BOSTON (AP) — State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to release its version of the budget, which will then go to the full Senate for a vote later in the month.READ MORE: Bill Would Allow Adoption Of Younger Sibling, Uncle Or Aunt
The budget calls for an overall spending increase of about 5 percent, but with no new taxes. The House targeted increases for several programs and agencies including the embattled Department of Children and Families.
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After the Senate acts on its version of the spending plan, negotiators for the two chambers will work on a final version to present to Gov. Deval Patrick for his signature.
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