Last week, the legislature had its busiest week in recent memory, scrambling to get promised pieces of major legislation out the door before the hovering deadline of July 31st.Read more
By Shira Schoenberg | July 22, 2019
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Monday passed a $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020, 22 days after the start of the fiscal year.Read more
By Mary Markos BOSTON HERALD | July 18, 2019
A government watchdog is calling for new leadership after the “embarrassment” of Massachusetts coming in dead last across the nation on finalizing a budget for the second year in a row.Read more
By Bob Salsberg ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 2, 2019
BOSTON (AP) — State budget negotiators were continuing closed-door talks Tuesday as Massachusetts again earned the dubious distinction of being among the few U.S. states without a permanent spending plan in place for the new fiscal year.
July 1 came and went without the Democratic-controlled Legislature reaching an agreement on a $42.7 billion budget.
A six-member panel led by Sen. Michael Rodrigues, of Westport, and Aaron Michlewitz, of Boston, are trying to resolve disagreements over the House and Senate versions of the plan.Read more
By The Lowell Sun | July 2, 2019
BOSTON Unable to agree on an annual state budget by the July 1 deadline, House and Senate Democrats are breaking for the Fourth of July holiday and now hoping that a budget deal might come next week.
By Mary Markos, Boston Herald | June 8, 2019
Almost $3 billion in state revenue hasn’t been collected over the years, according to a Herald analysis of state data, while legislators prepare to vote on the “millionaires tax” in an attempt to fatten the state’s wallet.Read more
More than three weeks late, leadership demands a vote before Mass. lawmakers can read it.Read more
As the Commonwealth heads into its 18th day without a state budget, the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance took legislative leaders to task for their unfortunate annual tradition of budgetary dysfunction.Read more