education spending http://wamc.org en Massachusetts House Panel Issues State Budget Recommendation http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-house-panel-issues-state-budget-recommendation <p>The &nbsp;Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved a $33.8 billion state budget that boosts spending on higher education and local aid.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The proposed budget is $ 1 billion less than what Governor Deval Patrick recommended. Committee vice-chair &nbsp;Democrat Stephen Kulik of Worthington says the only new taxes are the ones approved by the full house earlier this week for transportation.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:32:20 +0000 Paul Tuthill 61925 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts House Panel Issues State Budget Recommendation Massachusetts Legislators Hear Plea For Education Spending http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-legislators-hear-plea-education-spending <p>Members of the Massachusetts Legislature have begun a series of public hearings on Governor Deval Patrick’s $34.8 billion dollar budget proposal.&nbsp; A hearing, run by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ways and Means was held at Greenfield Community College on Tuesday. The focus of the session was on education and local aid.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 58626 at http://wamc.org Massachusetts Legislators Hear Plea For Education Spending