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HOUSE READIES $275 MILLION IN BUDGET VETO OVERRIDES [+VIDEO]

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 13, 2017.....House leaders will seek to restore $274.7 million in spending to the fiscal 2018 budget on Wednesday as they pursue a series of overrides of Gov. Charlie Baker's budget vetoes amid uncertainty over whether tax projections will hold up or continue a two-year pattern of weak performance.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that the overrides teed up for Wednesday could be just the first of several rounds depending on how tax revenue collections perform in September, which is the first big month of the fiscal year that budget managers are watching for a sign of revenue trends.

"For the most past, the items that you will see today really revolve around issues of statewide significance," DeLeo said, singling out a restoration of spending on Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), senior care and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as areas that will budget replenished.


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