... 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 ...... Senate preparing property tax relief bill, but Rosenberg says "I don't know what's in there" ...... Property tax bill will help elderly, disabled, veterans, Rosenberg tells Herald Radio ...... Bill changing legal marijuana law likely to reach Gov. Baker's desk on Thursday ...... Goldberg says she has "no idea" about retail pot sales timeline, but leaders say July 2018 doable ...... Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill says goodbye to colleagues during Wednesday session ...... Small biz cybersecurity risks examined by House technology panel ...... Baker expresses urgency on MassHealth reforms, DeLeo says he's weighing course of action ...... Kafker confirmation means five of seven Supreme Judicial Court judges will be Baker appointees ...... ...... ...
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MARIJUANA COMMISSION NEEDS $10 MIL BUDGET, TREASURER SAYS

[Story Developing] Time and money are critical to efforts in Massachusetts to build out its legal marijuana market, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said Monday, and the body that is for now supposed to oversee the industry is expected to require an annual budget of $10 million beginning next fiscal year.

The first person to testify before the new Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, Goldberg detailed how her office has worked over the last 15 months to study how other states implemented legal marijuana and to prepare Massachusetts for legal sales of the drug.


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