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December 17, 2017
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
MA Budget Moving Forward
(2007-05-28)
(wfcr) - A Massachusetts legislative conference committee will work out a compromise state budget, now that the House and Senate have finished work on their spending proposals. Work on the Senate budget was completed last week. Senator Stan Rosenberg of Amherst says with the state facing a $1-billion deficit, there won't be a lot of differences for the conference committee to iron out.

The new fiscal year begins July first. revenue estimates used to build recent state budgets have been overly conservative, off by more than a billion dollars in three years, but budget makers in the legislature say recent revenue and economic trends leave them worried.

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