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State Budget Includes Funds For Local Parks, Cultural Institutions


   The $42 billion budget passed by the Massachusetts Legislature and sitting on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk contains many earmarks for projects and programs in western Massachusetts.

    Often the line items inserted into the budget by Democratic lawmakers can be a veto target of the Republican governor. 

     Negotiators for the House and Senate did not arrive at a final budget until 18 days after the start of the new fiscal year.

     Baker has until this Saturday to act on the budget.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Democratic State Senator Eric Lesser of Longmeadow about the budget.

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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