... 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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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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