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HOUSE REBUFFS BAKER, INSISTS ON $275 MILLION IN SPENDING

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 13, 2017.....Undeterred by tax collections that are trailing benchmarks two months into the fiscal year, the Legislature is half way toward restoring $275 million in spending that Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed from the annual budget.

Without debate, the House on Wednesday voted to put back funding for the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, a big data fund, and rental assistance among dozens of other priorities.

House Democrats needed just a few hours to speed through votes overriding a majority of the $320 million that Baker excised in July, when he signed a fiscal 2018 budget that he said had a $39.4 billion bottom line. The spending will be restored if Senate Democrats also agree to the overrides.


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