Budgeting process in Massachusetts reaches final stages
"We have completed another budget, but it has been an extremely difficult budget, and while we've acted cautiously, I know we would all like to have done more," said Therese Murray (D), Senate President.
Neither chamber's budget plan increases taxes. Both use $440 million in onetime revenue to help balance the $1.9 billion spending gab. Additionally, the Senate and House maintained the new provisions that will curtail unions ability to collectively bargain for health care benefits at the local level. Officials have said this will save $100 million for municipalities.
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