Despite pandemic, Baker proposes higher spending

Total expenditures more than what he proposed pre-COVID in January

Despite the pandemic-related recession and high unemployment rates, and an expected drop in state tax revenues, Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday released a budget proposal for the current fiscal year that is actually higher than the budget he proposed in January. Baker, a Republican, is recommending a fiscal 2021 budget of $45.5 billion, or 3.8(...)

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