... 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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ADJOURNED 'til Wednesday at 11 a.m. (formal)
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ADJOURNED 'til Wednesday at 1 p.m. (formal)

BAKER WON'T GO FOR "TAKEBACK," McAULIFFE RIPS "HOCUS POCUS" GOP HEALTH BILL

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, JULY 14, 2017....As details of the latest rewrite of an Obamacare repeal bill filtered among governors in Rhode Island Thursday, Gov. Charlie Baker would not rule supporting an overhaul that capped Medicaid payments to states, but said he could not support a "takeback" of financial support to Massachusetts.

Baker attended the first day of the National Governors Association Summer Meeting in Providence where governors spent hours huddled in closed-door meetings and participated in public panels on trade and opioid addiction.


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