June 21, 2020

Sentinel & Enterprise: It’s Been a Year Without Equal

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Instead, the last real action on the fiscal 2021 budget came in January when Baker rolled out a $44.6 billion spending plan that would have its underlying assumptions wiped away before lawmakers could try their hands at producing a budget of their own.

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy this week said that “despite uncertainty all around the nation, a few states passed budgets this week and many more are negotiating to enact theirs before fiscal years close at the end of June.” Massachusetts isn’t among them and Baker on Friday filed a temporary budget for the month of July.

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