Consensus budget ups spending by 6.5%

Measure filed just before 8 p.m., allowing vote on Friday

NEGOTIATORS FROM the House and Senate reached an agreement Thursday evening on a $46.2 billion final budget for fiscal 2021. Both the House and Senate are planning Friday afternoon votes. Senate President Karen Spilka said the budget “makes important investments in key areas to steady the Commonwealth and assist our most vulnerable residents as we(...)

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