SENATE ROLLS OUT BUDGET AMID SHAKY REVENUE SUPPORTS [+MEDIA]
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 16, 2017...Senate Democrats on Tuesday unanimously approved a $40.3 billion spending plan for fiscal 2018 that they said recognizes the state does not have as much revenue as it needs to pay for desired programs and service.
With approximately $400 million in new revenues proposed, the budget tries to bridge some of that gap and invest in housing, health and education accounts, Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka said. It raises spending by 3.3 percent over estimated fiscal 2017 spending, according to the committee.
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