Tag Archives: Massachusetts budget

New Research Places Massachusetts 47th out of 50 States for State Fiscal Condition

The non-partisan Mercatus Center at Geoorge Washington University has completed a study of the Fiscal Condition of the finances of the fifty states.  According to the study, Massachusetts Ranks at 47th out of the fifty states. New research from Sarah Arnett examines states’ abilities to meet their financial obligations in the face of state budget challenges that have far outlasted…

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House Budget Notebook, Monday April 23, 2012

HOUSE BUDGET NOTEBOOK – MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE HOUSE BREEZES THROUGH 225 BUDGET AMENDMENTS ON FIRST DAY OF DEBATE

With only a handful of pauses for debate, House members sped through consideration of 225 amendments to the proposed state budget, continuing a years-old trend in which the bulk of deliberation is done behind closed doors. Members…

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Begins Closed Door Budget Amendment Process

State House News Service Brief Kicking off the first area of discussion during House budget deliberations, House Speaker Robert DeLeo announced just after noon that education and local aid amendments will be discussed at 12:30 p.m.  DeLeo urged members with an interest in those areas of spending within the $32.3 billion House Ways and Means Committee budget bill to attend…

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Governor Patrick: Leading from Beyond

It is not unusual to find in our Governor faint echoes of President Obama’s defining traits.  This week brings yet another example.  Whereas in foreign affairs the President is contentedly “leading from behind,” in the Commonwealth’s ongoing budget debate Governor Patrick is “leading from beyond.”  Beyond the Commonwealth’s borders, that is.  And not really leading at all. All…

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