... 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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GARBALLEY OFFICIALLY ENTERS SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SENATE

[Developing] Rep. Sean Garballey, a fifth-term Democrat from Arlington, made it official on Thursday morning announcing that he would seek the Senate seat opened by the death of Kenneth Donnelly.

Garballey entered the House in 2009 as one of its youngest members, and focused on what he described as "work that might not be glamorous, but makes a real difference in people’s lives," including funding for hearing aids for low-income children, support for social workers and higher education funding.


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