A fight over tax policy is primed to take over Beacon Hill this week. That’s as the House and Senate begin negotiations over their versions of the next state budget.
Debates begin this week on the Massachusetts Senate’s version of the next state budget. Lawmakers will wade through 942 amendments attached to the bill.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg’s leadership team is preparing to release its first annual state budget proposal on Tuesday.Joint legislative committees, which are controlled by the House, have scheduled eight hearings for Tuesday as those panels ramp up their activity five months into the 2015-2016 session.
Lawmakers in the Massachusetts House plan to release their version of the state budget this week. Gov. Charlie Baker has already introduced a $38 billion budget for fiscal 2016.
As lawmakers map out a series of public hearings to learn more about Gov. Charlie Baker’s $38.1 billion fiscal 2016 budget, they are also busy passing through the Legislature the governor’s proposal to pour $350 million in fresh appropriations into the fiscal 2015 budget.
Smith College professor Andrew Zimbalist says he doubts a Boston Olympics bid can stay within budget.
Rosenberg is settling into his new role as Senate President, with lawmakers facing a budget gap.
Retiring Mass. state Sen. Stephen Brewer talks about filling the state’s budget gap, his farewell speech on Beacon Hill and his plans for the future. (Hint: a banjo is involved.)
This week’s elections passed just ahead of key court dates for three former probation officials convicted on corruption charges, before a judge revisits a controversial health care anti-trust settlement, and before the Patrick administration publicly acknowledged that a $325 million hole is developing in the four-month-old $36.5 billion state budget.
Massachusetts casinos could draw gamblers away from tribal casinos in southeastern Connecticut.
The report says Massachusetts should look to other states for guidance in reforming the state’s child protection system
Massachusetts Legislative leaders this week could act on bills allowing more charter schools, reducing gun violence, and imposing new rules on super PACs.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick expected to sign state budget this week.
The fiscal 2015 budget talks head into complete darkness this week with the appointment of a six-member conference committee that will recommend a final spending plan.
Massachusetts House members gather for long sessions beginning today to process a $36.2 billion annual spending bill.