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BAKER FOCUS ON FISCAL RESTRAINT DRAWS PRAISE, CRITICISM [+ VIDEO]

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 27, 2016......Gov. Charlie Baker's annual budget proposal filed Wednesday featured the administration's focus on fiscal restraint, with an emphasis on limiting overall spending growth and growing state government's savings account.

While the $39.6 billion budget proposed for fiscal 2017 makes new investments in targeted areas such as local aid, child welfare, substance abuse prevention and charter schools, large swaths of state government would see budgets grow by less than 1 percent with many accounts level-funded from last year.


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