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Mass. Legislature Restores UMass And Kindergarten Funding


The Massachusetts Legislature has restored a number of vetoes Governor Charlie Baker made in signing a $38 billion budget earlier this month.The legislature has restored $5.25 million in funding to the University of Massachusetts bringing the five-campus system’s budget to nearly $532 million. Lawmakers also restored $17.5 million in funding for kindergarten expansion grants and more than $2 million to the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Gov. Baker had vetoed some $162 million in line items.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the House and Senate planned to take a number of votes to consider restoring $97 million in funding. A two-thirds vote is required in each body to override a veto.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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