... Baker suggests structure to shed light on purpose of legal fees paid by Legislature ...... Mass Home Care says Senate health care bill proposes largest funding cut in program's 43-year history ...... After saying he planned to stay on, Attleboro mayor-elect Rep. Heroux plans to resign his House seat ...... Baker says current English language learning law working well for thousands in Massachusetts ...... Contraception bill was good opportunity for Mass. to "send a message" to others, Baker says ...... Sen. Chandler to Gov. Baker at contraception bill signing: "Thank you so much for supporting our work" ...... Women "we will never know about" will make family planning choice thanks to new law, Rep. Haddad says ...... Veteran Rep. Kaufman, 70, of Lexington, will not seek re-election in 2018 ...... Home care bill heads back to Baker with workers still concerned about their own privacy considerations ...... MTF releases look at health care trust funds ...
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HOUSE BUDGET MAKES OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS INELIGIBLE FOR EITC

Lawmakers pressing state tax policy changes are gearing up to amend the House budget next week but one rep has already safely tucked into the spending bill a measure making 20,000 non-residents ineligible to claim existing tax credits worth $10 million to them in the aggregate.

According to Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead), an outside section included in $40.3 billion state budget bill endorsed last week by the House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the income-only test for the earned income tax credit, leaving residency as the sole criteria.


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