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Massachusetts Senate's $47.6 Billion Budget Called 'Strong' By Senator Lesser

State Senator Eric Lesser holding a microphone

The process of producing a Massachusetts state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st is proceeding on schedule on Beacon Hill.  Unlike last year, when financial uncertainties surrounding the pandemic delayed the final budget for months.

On Tuesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee recommended a $47.6 billion budget.

It is nearly identical to what the House passed last month.  It is about $2 million more than the budget Gov. Charlie Baker proposed.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with State Senator Eric Lesser, who represents the First Hampden and Hampshire district.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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