Mass. Gov. Has Until Week’s End To Sign Budget

July 7, 2013 3:09 PM
Mass. Gov. Has Until Week’s End To Sign Budget
" BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick has until the end of the week to take action on a $34 billion budget approved by state lawmakers.

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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