BUDGETS

The empty Massachusetts House chamber.
State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts lawmakers this week will consider the proposed House Ways and Means budget — and some 1,300 amendments — as the the debate begins. 

The old Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton, Massachusetts, which might soon be up for sale from the Hampshire Council of Governments.
Joseph A. / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/josepha

The Hampshire Council of Governments in western Massachusetts said Wednesday it's going to run out of money soon, and is planning to cease operations. 

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, at left, briefs reporters on his committee's proposed fiscal 2020 budget. With him is House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts House released its version of the state budget. It calls for no major tax increases. 

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz briefed reporters Wednesday on his committee's proposed fiscal 2020 budget.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts House leadership is rolling out a $42.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2020 on Wednesday. The spending plan largely mirrors Governor Charlie Baker's proposal, but it eschews his revenue-raising ideas, like new tax on vaping and opioid manufacturers.

The Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.
William Zhang / Creative Commons

It's a busy week for the Massachusetts legislature's education committee as it hears the financial ramifications of declining district enrollments and school choice — and what to do about it. 

Pages