... HCFA's Rosman: state spending on MassHealth is 24 percent of budget, fed $$$ raise it up to 40 percent ...... Affordability - for the state budget, and for low-income residents - at center of MassHealth reform debate ...... Baker plans to take corrective budget actions if his MassHealth plan isn't passed by Sept. 14 ...... MTF: Baker vetoed nine outside sections, amended 25 out of 150 total budget sections ...... Seventeen of returned budget sections deal with employer assessments or unemployment insurance rates ...... Baker vetoed $320 mil in 169 line items, with $202 million in vetoes associated with MassHealth reforms ...... Legislative earmarks worth $42 million are carved out of budget by Baker vetoes ...... Baker: Legislature's budget underfunds accounts, overestimates revenues by about $100 million ...... Property tax bill will help elderly, disabled, veterans, Rosenberg tells Herald Radio ...... Goldberg says she has "no idea" about retail pot sales timeline, but leaders say July 2018 doable ...... ...
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VOTES PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO SANCHEZ'S PREFERENCES

[Story Developing] Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, the incoming chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, supported gay marriage when activists mounted a campaign against it, steadfastly opposed the legalization of casino gambling, and consistently favored tax increases when they were up for a vote.

"He has supported every issue of importance to the LGBT community since arriving in the State House," said Arline Isaacson, who lobbied to protect the Supreme Judicial Court's 2003 ruling allowing for same-sex marriage. She said, "He didn't have to evolve like some people. He was there immediately. He was in the right place immediately."


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