Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced the state is facing a significant mid-fiscal year budget gap. The announcement raises the likelihood of cuts to state services as the Republican governor begins his term.
Baker said an agency-by-agency analysis has led his administration to calculate the state is facing a budget deficit of $765 million. He vowed Tuesday to work with his cabinet and the Democratic leadership of the state legislature to quickly fix the problem.
Baker claims the shortfall is a result of the state spending too much.