SENATE SURFACES SPENDING BILL LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Senators on Thursday spent much of the afternoon in a closed caucus, resuming a formal session in Gardner Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. when a midyear budget bill that cleared the House on Wednesday was introduced.
Senate Republicans introduced an early voting proposal as the first amendment. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr said early voting has been embraced in Massachusetts and the amendment would provide funding to ensure the requirement is not considered an unfunded mandate.
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