... 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 ...... Senate preparing property tax relief bill, but Rosenberg says "I don't know what's in there" ...... Property tax bill will help elderly, disabled, veterans, Rosenberg tells Herald Radio ...... Bill changing legal marijuana law likely to reach Gov. Baker's desk on Thursday ...... Goldberg says she has "no idea" about retail pot sales timeline, but leaders say July 2018 doable ...... Rep. Brian Dempsey of Haverhill says goodbye to colleagues during Wednesday session ...... Small biz cybersecurity risks examined by House technology panel ...... Baker expresses urgency on MassHealth reforms, DeLeo says he's weighing course of action ...... Kafker confirmation means five of seven Supreme Judicial Court judges will be Baker appointees ...... ...... ...
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COST, TIMING OF ROAD PROJECTS AFFECTED BY FUNDING BILL STALEMATE

By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, APRIL 19, 2017....With legislation overdue but lawmakers on break, cities and towns in Massachusetts and a leading construction trade group are urging legislative negotiators on Beacon Hill to agree to a multi-year law delivering funds for local road repairs.

After failing to strike an agreement ahead of the 2017 construction season, the House and Senate on April 5 sent to conference committee legislation aimed at delivering state funds to fix up local roads, including those torn up this winter.


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