... 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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UMASS APPROVES 3 PERCENT HIKE TO STUDENT CHARGES

[Developing] The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted Monday to increase tuition and fees by an average of 3 percent for in-state undergraduates on Monday -- the third year in a row the university has increased tuition for students.

Last July, trustees voted to increase tuition and fees by 5.8 percent -- an increase that cost the average in-state undergraduate student $756. The trustees broke a two-year tuition freeze in 2015 when they voted to increase tuition by 5 percent.


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