state budget

Lawmakers Fall Agenda Could Include Medicaid And Immigration Bills
BOSTON (AP) _ Summer vacation is nearing an end for Massachusetts lawmakers, who have a lengthy to-do list for the fall months.
Among the issues the Democratic-controlled Legislature could tackle upon returning from August recess are Medicaid cost containment, criminal justice reform and bills relate…
Fiscal Year Starts In Massachusetts Without A State Budget
BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget.
A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year...
Lawmakers Consider Extending Serving Hours At Casinos
BOSTON (AP) _ Last call at casinos is proving to be a tough call for Massachusetts lawmakers.
Tucked into a proposed $40.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is language that could allow Massachusetts casinos to serve liquor to gamblers until 4 a...
House And Senate Approve $38 Billion Spending Plan
(Associated Press) - Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a compromise $38.1 billion budget and sent it along to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature.
The spending plan includes measures aimed at strengthening management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and requiring …
Secretary Of State Galvin Warns Against Budget Cuts
The state's top elections official says Massachusetts would not be able to hold a presidential primary next year under Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's state budget proposal.
Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the spending plan ``drastically'' underfunds his …
State Senate To Consider New Rules For Transparency
The state Senate is considering a proposed set of rules for the 2015-2016 session that includes efforts to improve transparency.
The new rules, set for a vote on Wednesday, would require the Senate to make a list of bills available to the public two days before any meeting scheduled to consider those…
UMass Panel Votes To Freeze Tuition And Fees
A University of Massachusetts panel has approved a freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.
The unanimous vote Wednesday by the UMass Board of Trustees' finance committee likely paves the way for a second consecutive year without tui…