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Hearings Begin On Massachusetts State Budget

Massachusetts legislators begin a series of public hearings around the state Wednesday on Governor Patrick’s proposed $34.8 billion state budget. 

Each of the 8 hearings scheduled over the next three weeks focuses on a different area of the budget. State Rep. Stephen Kulik, House Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee said  its an opportunity to hear directly from top state officials about the budget proposals

The first hearing in Worcester Wednesday is on public safety. A hearing  February 26th at Greenfield Community College is about education and local aid.  Gov Patrick has proposed  large spending increases in education and transportation accompanied by a controversial overhaul of the state’s tax structure.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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