BAKER ORDERED SPENDING BANS IN APRIL
By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 19, 2017....Gov. Charlie Baker and his team have been careful in recent months not to specify how he's managing state spending to deal with tax revenues that are now running nearing half a billion dollars behind estimates, saying only that he's "working the edges" of the fiscal 2017 budget and trying to balance it by June 30 through "nipping and tucking."
Democratic legislative leaders, who hold super-majorities in both branches and are usually fiercely protective of their spending priorities, have largely hidden laid back, quietly letting Baker do the dirty work of bringing their budget in balance.
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