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Governor Baker Vetoes $320 Million from State Budget

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Ten days ago, the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved what would be the state's first budget in excess of forty billion dollars - $40...

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The New Bedford Fire Museum. Tim Dunn/TSM

New Bedford Fire Museum Discusses Funding With City Councilors

NEW BEDFORD- The volunteer staff of New Bedford Fire Museum met with city councilors at the Minority Action Committee today to discuss funding and other needs of the museum...

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Courtesy City of New Bedford

Mitchell Says City Needs More Say in Own Finances

Now that Massachusetts has passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2018, New Bedford can start making plans based on what kind of funding and local aid it will receive from the state...

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Mass Legislature Passes Budget, Local Lawmakers’ Programs Funded

BOSTON — Better late than never.

The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed a compromise $40.2 billion state budget today. The House approved the spending plan on a 140-9 vote, while the Senate passed it by a 36-2 vote...

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Budget, Marijuana Bills Appear to Be Linked

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Negotiations over a new state budget and legislation overhauling the retail marijuana legalization law might appear on paper to have little to do with one another...

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Massachusetts Among Six States Operating Without a Budget in Place

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Five days into the new fiscal year, Massachusetts has scant and dwindling company on the list of states yet to finalize a 2018 spending plan...

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"Absolutely no comments," said Sen. William Brownsberger - one of six conferees tasked with creating a final marijuana bill - when asked Thursday about the conference committee's progress ahead of a self-imposed Friday deadline. "How should I know?" was Sen. Patricia Jehlen's response to a similar question on Friday. "Every day, every hour is a surprise," said the lead Senate conferee on Friday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]
"Absolutely no comments," said Sen. William Brownsberger - one of six conferees tasked with creating a final marijuana bill - when asked Thursday about the conference committee's progress ahead of a self-imposed Friday deadline. "How should I know?" was Sen. Patricia Jehlen's response to a similar question on Friday. "Every day, every hour is a surprise," said the lead Senate conferee on Friday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Budget, Marijuana Bills Unresolved as State Legislators Head into Holiday Break

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The House and Senate on Friday afternoon banged out of Beacon Hill for the holiday weekend, signaling that deals on a marijuana bill and a fiscal 2018 state budget are still out of reach...

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Mitchell: Public ‘Let Down’ By City Council in Budget Vote

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell isn't happy with the way the City Council narrowly avoided a shutdown of city government when they passed the Fiscal Year 2018 budget Monday night...

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New Bedford 2018 Budget Almost Fails in City Council Meeting

NEW BEDFORD- The final budget for the 2018 fiscal year proposed by the City of New Bedford saw its final cuts and was approved by City Council tonight after almost completely failing in the Council Chambers...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

Public Safety Staffing Highlighted During City Council Budget Hearing

NEW BEDFORD — The City Council continued to asses Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget proposals by department during a three hour informal session Wednesday evening at City Hall. 

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