A new state budget cycle gets underway next week in Massachusetts and the proceedings this year will carry extra weight for local aid to cities and towns.
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.)
It’s the season of budgets and potholes for communities in Massachusetts. Cities and towns can fill holes in roads and finances through local aid from the state, but the process of distributing that aid is predictably contentious.
Governor Deval Patrick’s Massachusetts budget proposal released last week is expected to be hotly debated.
Some good financial news is coming to Massachusetts cities and towns, in the form of more local aid money from state government. The money is set to be distributed Monday.