Massachusetts Legislators Reach Deal On Budget, But Not Other Tough Items

McDonald, Michael
June 2004
Bond Buyer;6/16/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31906, p3
Trade Publication
Reports that Massachusetts legislators have reached a deal on a $24 billion fiscal 2005 operating budget that would increase spending by close to four percent over the 2004 spending plan. Use of $673 million in budget reserves and one-time revenues; Failure to reach agreements on legislation to merge transportation agencies and reform school aid; Lawmakers are discussing a bailout of financially distressed Springfield.


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