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STATE PANEL WILL RECOMMEND $70 MIL INCREASE IN CAPITAL SPENDING

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 12, 2016.....Gov. Charlie Baker's administration should boost state capital borrowing by no more than about 3 percent, a committee of state finance experts plans to recommend this week.

The Capital Debt Affordability Committee by Thursday is expected to report that Massachusetts can afford $2.26 billion of bonding for capital spending in fiscal year 2018, an increase of about $70 million or 3.2 percent over the current year, according to Executive Office of Administration and Finance officials.


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