Senate To Unveil Massachusetts Budget Plan

May 10, 2014 2:29 PM
Senate To Unveil Massachusetts Budget Plan
" BOSTON (AP) — State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee is scheduled on Wednesday to release its version of the budget, which will then go to the full Senate for a vote later in the month.

The budget calls for an overall spending increase of about 5 percent, but with no new taxes. The House targeted increases for several programs and agencies including the embattled Department of Children and Families.

The House budget also offers a two-month tax amnesty program "

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