The Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved a $33.8 billion state budget that boosts spending on higher education and local aid.
The proposed budget is $ 1 billion less than what Governor Deval Patrick recommended. Committee vice-chair Democrat Stephen Kulik of Worthington says the only new taxes are the ones approved by the full house earlier this week for transportation.
Members of the Massachusetts Legislature have begun a series of public hearings on Governor Deval Patrick’s $34.8 billion dollar budget proposal. 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.