The spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that began July 1 includes additional aid for cities and towns, and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase.
The budget relies partially on $500 million in new taxes, including hikes in gasoline and cigarette taxes, which were approved in a separate transportation finance bill now on Patrick’s desk "
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Gov. Deval Patrick has until week's end to sign budget and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase.Read more